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Johan Van Der Keuken Complete Collection V01

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The groundbreaking films of award-winning documentary filmmaker Johan van der Keuken stretch the boundaries of both documentary and narrative fiction. Rejecting the traditional documentary format as too restrictive, he uses fictional techniques to depict content drawn from real life, resulting in a uniquely personal style that is at once daring and engaging. Includes I Love $, Beauty, A Moment of Silence, The Eye Above the Well, Lucebert: Time and Farewell, The Unanswered Question, On Animal Locomotion, Face Value, and The Mask. "Along with Errol Morris and Chris Marker, van der Keuken is one of the true inheritors of the poetic documentary style of Dziga Vertov" (San Francisco Bay Guardian). French, English, and Dutch with French, English, and Dutch Subtitles. Spanish subtitles on discs 2 and 3 only.System Requirements:Running Time 517 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE


Studio Facets Multimedia
SKU 203135948
UPC 736899102920
UPC 14 00736899102920
Format DVD
Release Date 11/28/2006
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Van Der Keuken,Joha
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Cast & Crew
Johan van der Keuken - [All] Director
Johan van der Keuken - [All] Writer
ReviewSource Strictly Film School
Review [Eye] On the surface, photographer turned filmmaker Johan van der Keuken's selection of an ancient Indian folktale narration that opens and concludes The Eye Above the Well is a curious one. Recounting the tale of a man suspended precariously from a tree branch above a snake-infested dried-up well who, in moments before an inescapable, horrific death, nevertheless reaches to taste a drop of honey on the tip of a blade of grass near the well, the tale seems ideally suited to a facile interpretation of third world allegory for capturing moments of grace and humble beauty in the face of poverty, hardship, and inevitable death. However, perhaps what is intrinsically significant about the inclusion of the folktale is not found in the content of the parable, but rather, in its context - in the seeming incongruity of its existential orality within a visual and representational ethnographic cultural survey.
ReviewRating 10
Product Attributes
Actor Van Der Keuken,Joha
Label Facets Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Strictly Film School [Love] ingeniously conceived, cohesively organic, and provocative exposition...
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