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Films By Bert Haanstra

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
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-student. The visit is a memorable one, especially as the distinguished guest steals all the morphine in ... Read more
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 are no streets in Lagerwiede, but picturesque canals, admired by visitors; and this means plenty of ... Read more
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 above all a delight in the creativeness of men's hands. The color photography is used for a clear ... Read more
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, sometimes bizarre, and always graceful shape. ... Read more
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
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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 hidden camera. ... The film is not a documentary in Ihe ordinary sense; it is not merely a factual ... Read 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 devastation is by marshalling all resources. ... Read more
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 already judged, an adversary already measured. He is ready to withstand her assaults, but equally ready ... Read more
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. ... Read more
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 /1962 ... --- ... D/P Bert Haanstra S Bert Haanstra, Simon Carmiggelt L no dialogue TD 16mm /1962 ... Read more
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