MARQUIS DE WAVRIN

Known for a long time as Belgium's greatest explorer, the Marquis de Wavrin was also a writer, a talented photographer and a filmmaker. Using footage shot on his numerous journeys in Latin America, he made successful films such as IN THE SCALP COUNTRY (1931) and AMONG THE INDIAN SORCERERS (1934). This edition also includes the recent documentary MARQUIS DE WAVRIN. FROM THE MANOR TO THE JUNGLE (2017), as well as AT THE HEART OF UNKNOWN SOUTH AMERICA (1924), which was reconstructed from unedited rushes preserved at the Royal Film Archive of Belgium. An additional short film, VENEZUELA, LITTLE VENICE (1937), focuses on the indigenous people of Venezuela. Bonus material includes censored scenes from AMONG THE INDIAN SORCERERS as well as an interview with a collector of shrunken heads that were brought back by the Marquis de Wavrin from his South American journeys. A fascinating and intriguing person, he left us some extraordinary images of the South American continent.

 
  BEST REDISCOVERY OF A FORGOTTEN FILM

BEST REDISCOVERY OF A FORGOTTEN FILM

 
 

A DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH ESSAY THAT INVITES US TO DISCOVER THE STRANGE PATH LED BY THE EXPLORER-ETHNOGRAPHER MARQUIS DE WAVRIN

 
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 FILMMAKER Marquis de Wavrin

FILMMAKER Marquis de Wavrin

 
 
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Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

DVD1

MARQUIS DE WAVRIN-DU MANOIR À LA JUNGLE (FROM THE MANOR TO THE JUNGLE)
(Belgium, 2017)

Director: Grace Winter & Luc Plantier

Script: Grace Winter
Editor: Luc Plantier
Music: Hughes Maréchal
Production Company: ImageCréation.com

  • 85 minutes
  • B&W, Color
  • Language: French, with English, Dutch and Spanish Subtitles

AU CENTRE DE L'AMÉRIQUE DU SUD INCONNUE / AT THE HEART OF UNKNOWN SOUTH AMERICA
(Belgium, 1924)

Director, Camera, Editor: Marquis de Wavrin
Music: Hughes Maréchal (2017)

  • 39 minutes
  • B&W
  • Silent
  • Language: French, with English, Dutch and Spanish Subtitles

DVD2

AU PAYS DU SCALP / IN THE SCALP COUNTRY
(Belgium, 1931)

Director: Marquis de Wavrin
Editor: Alberto Calvacanti
Sound: Alberto Calvacanti
Music: Maurice Jaubert

  • 72 minutes
  • B&W
  • Sound
  • Language: English dialogue, with French, Dutch, and Spanish subtitles

CHEZ LES INDIENS SORCIERS / AMONG THE INDIAN SORCERERS
(Belgium, 1934)

Director: Marquis de Wavrin


  • 31 minutes
  • B&W
  • Sound
  • Language: French, with English, Dutch and Spanish Subtitles

VENEZUELA, PETITE VENISE / VENEZUELA, LITTLE VENICE
(Belgium, 1937)

Director: Marquis de Wavrin
Music: Léon Jongen

  • 53 minutes
  • B&W
  • Sound
  • Language: French, with English, Dutch and Spanish Subtitles


BONUS MATERIAL

Censored scenes from
CHEZ LES INDIENS SORCIERS
(1934, 11 min.)

plus

INTERVIEW OF A COLLECTOR
(2017, 6 min.)


Total Running Time: 04:57:00 (2 Discs)

Language: French, with English, Dutch and Spanish intertitles/subtitles

Booklet Text: Daniella Vidanovski, Grace Winter, Sergio Purini (132 pages, in French, Dutch, English and Spanish)

Published By: Cinematek

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping)

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