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.

 

from the DVD/BLU-RAY DISK EDITION: HENRI STORCK: IMAGES D'OSTENDE - THE OSTEND FILMS

In French & Dutch with optional English & Dutch subtitles

 
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  Contents

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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