Picturesque portrait of a foreland that borders on the Nederrijn river, captured over seven years. We see rough nature, reed borders and sheep. But man is never far off.
For seven years, directors Albert Elings and Eugenie Jansen filmed in the Loowaard foreland that borders on the Nederrijn river at Duiven. Inserts chronologically mark the passing years. At the end of year one, a sign is unveiled: `Set foot on this rough territory at your own peril'. The documentary is largely wordless and has no voice-over or soundtrack. The camera is a visitor, reaping images in an area under constant change. Panoramic views resembling moving paintings, of a man and his dog crossing a bedewed landscape or of a herd of wild horses, are alternated with close-ups of plants and animals. We see nature, sheep, reed borders, patches of land disappearing under water. But man is never far off. Someone traverses the grounds making notes. Farmers dread the rampant growth of thistles. People camp in the area to protest against the intended Betuwelijn railway. School children make a field trip, bringing their exercise books. And the wild cows and bulls get yellow earmarks.


Set geluid
Production company
Ruim Kader Films
TV company
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: Voorland
Year: 2005
Duration : 1 hour, 10 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2006

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Sound Design (2005)
Michel Schöpping
Beste Sound Design (2005)
Marc Lizier

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