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Films By Bert Haanstra

All Things Flow (Bert Haanstra, 1951)
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. ... Read more

And There Was No More Sea (Bert Haanstra, 1956)
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 ... Read more

Kees Pulder, a doctor in a small, provincial town, is stirred from his lethargy by the announcement that he is to be visited by Hans van Inge Liedaerd, a famous neuro-surgeon and an old fellow-studen… Read more

FANFARE (Bert Haanstra, 1959)
Who could ever imagine that such a harmless pastime as making music was to be the cause of revolutionising a whole village? Yet this is what happened in the placid Dutch village of Lagerwiede. There … Read more

Glass (Bert Haanstra, 1958)
Without benefit of commentary, Bert Haanstra contrasts the mysterious refinement of the work of men with the uniformity of machines. The approach is light and deft and full of humor, communicating ab… Read more

Mirror of Holland (Piet van Moock, Bert Haanstra, 1950)
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, … Read more

Rembrandt, Painter of Men (Bert Haanstra, 1957)
This film about Rembrandt is made exclusively from his paintings and its purpose is demonstrate how the joys and sorrows influenced his art. ... Read more

THE HUMAN DUTCH (Bert Haanstra, 1963)
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THE HUMAN DUTCH (Bert Haanstra, 1963)
The Human Dutch depicts the life of a people in a country "with more clouds and water than dry land to stand upon" It reveals a nation at work and at play, unaware of the probing eye of Haanstra s hi… Read more

The Rival World (Bert Haanstra, 1955)
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… Read more

THE VOICE OF THE WATER (Bert Haanstra, 1966)
This is a film about the Dutch and their long turbulent marriage with the sea. She has brought pleasure and pain, sport and tragedy. The Dutchman accepts her on her own capricious terms, a friend alr… Read more

Zoo (Bert Haanstra, 1962)
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 lookin… Read more

Zoo (Bert Haanstra, 1962)
A 1962 short from Bert Haanstra made from footage he secretly shot of people visiting Amsterdam's Artis Zoo. ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /196… Read more

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