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The Voice of the Water

De stem van het water

Directed by Bert Haanstra
Netherlands, 1966


The Netherlands and water, they are inseparable from one another. Water in its soothing form, as a place of work and pleasure and as a source of threat and misery. Bert Haanstra thought it a great subject for a big cinema documentary and made The Voice of the Water.

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The Voice of the Water Directed by Bert Haanstra

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  • José Neves's rating of the film The Voice of the Water

    Directed in scope, the extraordinary beauty of its plastic look recalls Vittorio de Seta's films, who also brought us the world on a scale "bigger than life". Immersed in the water, that surrounds and determines it, performs the same movement of the ones observed, delivering them the specificity of a cinema that holds the world by representing it, a gesture that is as social as artistic, a romanesque act.

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