Documentary about the last four seasons on the farm run by the director's parents. The film starts on 1 January 1992, at 6 am and ends in a misty landscape at the end of that year. Het is een schone dag geweest (It's been a beautiful day) shows the end of a farm venture for which no successor has been found, but also the disappearance of a traditional way of life. Modern agriculture is ruled by new regulations, largely made in Brussels. Lonely work on a noisy machine replaces hard but communal work on the land. In a disciplined style, the film shows the disappearance of a traditional lifestyle in part of Holland. Het is een schone dag geweest was ïn 2007 admitted to the "Canon van de Nederlandse Film", a list of the most important Dutch films.

Credits

Production company
Dieptescherpte
TV company
IKON TV
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: Het is een schone dag geweest
Year: 1993
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

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Filmprijs van de Stad Utrecht (1993)

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