Short film shows a man escaping town and discovering the vastness of the polder. He enjoys the space and the serenity, but this can also turn oppressive.
A young man in the Dutch polder landscape. Stretches of grass, cloudy skies, panoramas, the cattle and the birds. The young man enjoys the vast space and the serenity and tries to capture that feeling. But the Dutch climate takes revenge. A thunderstorm erupts. The bare landscape offers no shelter. The environment now takes on a hostile attitude and the charm of the polder disappears. The vastness now becomes oppressive. The film was selected for the competition at the Cannes film festival.

Credits

Set geluid
Muziek
Production company
Sluizer Films BV

Title: Clair-obscur
Year: 1963
Duration : 15 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2000

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