Images d'Ostende (Henri Storck, 1929)
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Images d'Ostende (Henri Storck, 1929)
Language
Taal
Langue
Silent film
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Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
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Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
15'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

Henri Stock offers an impressionist portrait of his hometown Ostend. The film is divided into a number of visual chapters, such as the harbour, wind, foaming waves, dunes and rain. The viewer’s gaze is led through a series of sensual impressions in which the light, compositions, textures and rhythms of the water, sand and waves become filmic elements. The cinematography is relieved of its narrative function and opens up a new cinematic reality.

Images of Ostend is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful works of pure cinematographic poetry that silent cinema has left us… The new form of cinema has deprived us of the taste for such works in which the soul of cinema vibrates so intensely. Yet they remain testimonies of infinite greatness that one cannot see without a certain nostalgia.

Carl Vincent

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Language
Taal
Langue
Silent film
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
15'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
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Script
Scenario
Scénario
Henri Storck
Image
Beeld
Image
Henri Storck
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Henri Storck
Editing
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Montage
Henri Storck