HENRI STORCK: IMAGES D'OSTENDE - THE OSTEND FILMS

Henri Storck (Ostend 1907 - Brussels 1999) lived through the whole history of cinema, passing from silent to sound, and from experimental to commercial films. He is recognised as a pioneer of Belgian cinema and a key figure in documentary. An eyewitness of his times, he made socially engaged films, but also poetic and experimental short films, films on art and a fiction feature. His body of work consists of 70 films, including a series of accounts, presented on this DVD, on his native city of Ostend of which he was the chronicler and which remained, for him, the Queen of beaches.

 
 
 

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Format: Blu-ray & DVD-PAL Combo /
Region Free & Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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SCENES OF OSTEND (IMAGES D'OSTENDE)
(Belgium, 1929-1930)

Director/Camera: Henri Storck
Music: Joachim Brackx performed by HERMESensemble

• 10:55 minutes
• B&W
• French

HERRING FISHERS (UNE PÊCHE AU HARENG)
(Belgium, 1930)

Director/Camera: Henri Storck
Music: Hughes Maréchal

• 13:22 minutes
• B&W, tinted
• French & Dutch

(PLEASURE TRIPS) (TRAINS DE PLAISIR) 
(Belgium, 1930)

Director/Camera: Henri Storck
Music: Hughes Maréchal

• 5:32 minutes
• B&W
• French

ROMANCE ON THE BEACH (UNE IDYLLE À LA PLAGE)
(Belgium, 1931)

Director: Henri Storck
Camera: Gérard Perrin
Script: Jean Levens
Sound: Charles Foucs
Editing: Henri Storck
Music: Manuel Rosenthal
Production: Ankerfilm
Cast: Raymond Rouleau & Gwen Norman

• 23:20 minutes
• B&W
• French

OSTEND, QUEEN OF SEASIDE RESORTS (OSTENDE, REINE DES PLAGES)
(Belgium, 1931)

Director/Camera: Henri Storck
Music: Maurice Jaubert & James Ensor

• 10:47 minutes
• B&W
• French

SUMMER BY THE SEA (LES JEUX DE LÉTÉ ET DE LA MER)
(Belgium, 1931)

Director: Henri Storck
Camera: John Fernhout
Commentary: Eric de Haulleville
Music: Marcel Poot
Production: C.E.P.

• 12:29 minutes
• B&W
• French, Dutch & English

HOLIDAYS (VACANCES)
(Belgium, 1938)

Director: Henri Storck
Camera: Jacques & Roger Montéran
Music: Pierre Bemers
Orchestra: Stan Brenders
Production: C.E.P.

• 10:23 minutes
• B&W
• French, Dutch & English

OSTENDE 1930
(Belgium, 1930)

Director: Luc de Heusch (Assorted, 2004)
Images shot by: Henri Storck
Editing: Gervaise Demeure
Sound: Anna Cheveleva
Music: Hugues Maréchal
Production: Simple productions

• 9:46 minutes
• B&W
• French & Dutch
 

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Total Running Time: 01:37:00 (Blu-ray/DVD)

Language: In French & Dutch with optional English & Dutch subtitles

Published By: Cinematek

Booklet Text: Jacqueline Aubenas (Trilingual English, French & Dutch)

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping)

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