Wistful Wilderness

Weemoed & Wildernis

Zádumčivost & divočina

Script: Digna Sinke
Photography: Goert Giltaij, Jan Wich, M. Kramer, M. Homs, P. Brugman, P.Bos, J. Veldhoen
Editing: Albert Elings
Sound: Tom d'Angremond, Marc Lizier, M. Euwe, J. Reijen, W. Veldhuis, E. Langhout, S. Broeder, A. Elings
Music: Antonín Dvorák
Language: Dutch

1 soil 2 former inhabitants 3 bathed in melancholy 4 nature eventually reclaims all 5 a parable about an island 6 spreading reeds, old farmhouses falling apart 7 an agricultural landscape is transformed into wilderness 8 journal entries narrate a poetic film about impermanence 9 man's place in nature, his attitudes towards it, responsibility 10 the metamorphosis of the island and the filmmaker's personal life

Most of the Dutch island of Tiengemeten was below the surface of the sea; agricultural land was created by pumping out water, but in the 1990s a project was begun to return the island to nature.

Festival edition: 2010
Sections: Opus bonum
Exhibition format: DigiBeta PAL
Subtitle languages: English


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