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Zoo

Netherlands, 1962 (MIFF 1963)

Director: Bert Haanstra

Bert Haanstra's latest film is joy to watch. A visit to the zoo is made an opportunity for cross-cutting: we switch from animals to humans, from striped dresses to zebras, and we wonder who is looking at whom? Award: Fipresci prize and Gold Medal of the City, Berlin Film Festival.

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The Rival World

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And There Was No More Sea

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