Gartenberg Media Announces Henri Storck's SYMPHONIE PAYSANNE as Blu-ray / DVD Combo Set Now Available for Institutional Sales

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Blu-ray/DVD Combo Now Available for Institutional Sales


Gartenberg Media Enterprises (GME) is proud to announce the release of a new title, Henri Storck's SYMPHONIE PAYSANNE, in a 2-Disc Deluxe Combo Blu-ray/DVD Edition, exclusively available for institutional sales in North America. The third in a series of four volumes comprising the Henri Storck Collection, it is published by Cinematek, Belgium, in a joint initiative with the Cinémathèque de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Fonds Henri Storck.


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 widely recognized as a pioneer of Belgian cinema and a key figure in documentary.  An eyewitness of his times, Storck 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 his SYMPHONIE PAYSANNE, composed from 1942 to 1944, and in which he describes the day-to-day life and rituals of peasant farmers and the rhythm of the seasons.  The film is a poem to nature, a lyrical masterpiece on life and death, on plants and animals, on man and his labor, all the more remarkable since Storck made his film under the shadow of the Occupation.


SYMPHONIE PAYSANNE complements GME's previous releases in the Henri Storck Collection: IMAGES D'OSTENDE, a collection of Storck's films of his native city of Ostend, of which he was the chronicler and which remained, for him, the Queen of beaches; and MISÈRE AU BORINAGE, which brings together Storck's Social Films, including the 1933 title work co-directed with Joris Ivens, which has become a classic of the "cinema of reality", with which Storck was most closely associated.   Each volume in the series features the premiere of digitally-restored material in a 2-Disc Deluxe Combo Blu-ray/DVD Edition. 



Henri Storck - Belgium (1942-1944)

Institutional Sale Price: $ 200.00 plus shipping & handling.



Henri Storck - Belgium (1929-1938 / 2004)

Institutional Sale Price: $ 200.00 plus shipping & handling.

Henri Storck & Joris Ivens - Belgium (1933-1938)

Institutional Sale Price: $ 200.00 plus shipping & handling.




Each title is published as a 2-Disc Combo Blu-ray / DVD Edition

- The Blu-ray is Region Free (No Regional Code).

- The DVD is Region 0 (No Regional Code).

Languages: French, Dutch.    Subtitles: Dutch, English.




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These DVD and Blu-ray editions are currently being made available to universities, libraries, museums, and other educational organizations in North America (U.S. and Canada), and include public performance rights.  Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.


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