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.
The Dutch landscape, houses, and people shown as reflections in water, with images inverted to give a flowing picture of city and countryside. Every object is distorted into a weird, often abstract, … More »
The Rival World is the terrifying all powerful Kingdom of the insect. To half the men who die, death is brought by insects; of all the food we sow, insects take one third. The only way to halt the de… More »
A vanishing way of life in the Netherlands: before it was too late Haanstra was com¬missioned to preserve a picture of life round the former Zuiderzee with its colourful costumes and traditions ... More »
An aesthetic study of motion and change in nature made as a personal experiment. A poetic film, in a peaceful, gentle mood, it is visually stunning. ... More »
This film about Rembrandt is made exclusively from his paintings and its purpose is demonstrate how the joys and sorrows influenced his art. ... More »