Mondriaan in New York

Piet Hoenderdos Short documentary - 1980 - 43 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

In October 1940, the painter Piet Mondriaan (62) fled to New York to escape the Germans. Using archive footage, the film provides a picture of his exile. Six people close to Mondriaan talk about his life and work and look at how the radical changes came about in his art from his period, which is not well known in Holland.


Production Company
Director of Photography
Jan Willem van der Minne
Lukas Boeke
Sound on Set
Lukas Boeke
Production Country