The Old Harp

Monique Verhoeckx Short film - 2011 - 19 min.

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In the 1920s, Slauerhoff visited China. Later, in 1930, he wrote the story Het Lente-eiland, in which he incorporated a thousand-year-old poem from the Tang Dynasty about an old harp. The film is a musical, but silent film poem in which typographic elements and archive footage connect the China from Slauerhoff’s era with modern-day China in an imaginary dialogue about the artist’s loneliness in the modern age.

Credits

Director(s) Monique Verhoeckx
Producer(s) Monique Verhoeckx
Director of Photography Monique Verhoeckx
Editing
Sound Editor
Music
Production Country
Netherlands