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Belgian director Henri Storck presents a tribute to one of the most well-known spots in Belgium: the Ostende beach. Filming from everyone and everything, gathering a small collection of ... See full summary »

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Belgian director Henri Storck presents a tribute to one of the most well-known spots in Belgium: the Ostende beach. Filming from everyone and everything, gathering a small collection of eight short films made in the 1920's, Storck invites the audience to feel the beach, the port, the surf, the wind and the dunes, giving us more than what the real images can really evoke, reaching a surreal level. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Soothing yet frightening
28 May 2014 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

With few impact and not much sensation, Henri Storck's "Images d'Ostende" is a short collection of images collected in the 1920's and put together to give us an impression of a Belgian village. A dark music follows the images presented in between the chapters such as "the port, the dunes, the beach, the wind", etc, etc. It's almost surreal, and despite just filming places (and some passers by) Storck's scenes are quite haunting, almost like a silent horror film - the chapter with the port feels as inspired by Murnau's "Nosferatu", and the beauty lies in the simplicity of filming the waves effect, just rolling and spinning by in the closure scenes.

Memorable? Maybe. Worthy of a view due to its impeccable cinematography (even today) and it's collision of hypnotic effects and sensations it causes on viewers: it's soothing but it can be frightening. 7/10


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