Art Cinema - Henri Storck
Henri Storck is one of the pioneers of the Belgian cinema; his film career is itself a “history of cinema.” He lived through the whole history of cinema, passing from silent to sound, and from experimental to commercial films. From 1927 through the seventies he has created a vast work which includes both fictional and anthropological films. In 1927, Storck organized a “Club de cinema,” where he met Rene Clair and Eisenstein. The great cameraman Boris Kaufman, later Storck's collaborator, taught him film technique. In Paris Storck became Jean Vigo's assistant for Zero for Conduct, after which he worked with documentarist Joris Ivens. All the while, he was making experimental shorts and features of enormous originality.
In 1944, he starts making documentaries on art. He devotes two films to Paul Delvaux. Together with art critic Paul Haesaerts he makes Rubens, a long exploration - at times didactic, at times lyric - of the world of the great Baroque painter. Its inventiveness was awarded by the first prize for documentary at the Venice film festival in 1949. The Open Window plunges the spectator into the most famous landscapes of Belgian, French, English and Dutch artists. An Artists Reunion dates from 1945, and in 1953 he portrays Flemish writer, intellectual and theatre educationist Herman Teirlinck.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 169 min | 6.79 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais, Nederlands
Subtitles: English, Francais, Nederlands

The World of Paul Delvaux (1944) 11 min
An Artists Gathering (1945) 3 min
Rubens (1948) 61 min
The Open Window (1952) 18 min
Paul Delvaux or the Forbidden Women (1969-70) 25 min
Herman Teirlinck (1953) 51 min

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