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Koert Davidse Short documentary - 2009 - 11 min.

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Charming miniature documentary about Guus Thurkow and his passion for the miniature book. They should not be bigger than a packet of cigarettes, the often beautifully illustrated works the former publisher and antiquarian bookseller collects in his just as ingeniously scaled down library. He appointed Don Quixote - also a book collector and a little foolish - as the patron of his collection.He never reads a novel, but he definitely lives with his booklets. It is the endearment of the miniature and the challenge to make one himself. Using a bone folder, needle and thread and a small glue brush, he is working on a copy with the story of Don Quixote and the windmills. Meanwhile, he muses about his future. Given his age and health, the time has come to think about a destination for his Bibliotheca Thurkowiana. He would prefer to find a successor in the Netherlands. The booklet is finished. Unfortunately, it is not perfect this time.

Credits

Director(s) Koert Davidse
Producer(s) Marc Thelosen
Production Company
Director of Photography
Edwin Verstegen
Editing
Luce van de Weg
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Music
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands