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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

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Mannus Franken (as M.H.K. Franken), Joris Ivens
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

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In 2007, this film was selected into the Canon of Dutch Cinema, which is comprised of "sixteen important and defining movies that show the versatility of Dutch movie history". See more »

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Featured in Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography (1996) See more »

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RAIN {Short} (Mannus Franken & Joris Ivens, 1929) **
16 January 2014 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

More stuff from Kino's first "Avant-Garde" collection, this was my introduction to the work of celebrated Dutch documentarian Ivens and two more of his films would follow in quick succession. Unfortunately, it would seem that "artists" dabbling in film during the 1920s were hung up on the element of water (in all its forms and sources) since this is the sixth such short I have watched over the last few days, following in the footsteps of Man Ray, Dimitri Kirsanoff, Ralph Steiner, Herman G. Weinberg and Pare Lorentz! As had previously been the case, this is one of those experimental "cine-poems" that were the order of the day in artistic circles at the time they were made but which are more often read about – in fact, this is also included in "Wonders In The Dark's All-Time Top 3000 movies" list I am currently perusing – than actually seen and which nowadays offer precious little instructional or entertainment value.


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14 December 1929 (Netherlands) See more »

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