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.


Director(s) Monique Verhoeckx
Producer(s) Monique Verhoeckx
Director of Photography Monique Verhoeckx
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