The Flying Dutchmen: Flying cameras in Dutch movies

17 June 2016 - Video essays

Very few films in Dutch cinema use a flying, floating, dancing camera. Mostly, Dutch filmmakers only take their camera off the tripod for some shaky documentary-style handheld framing.

In this video essay (originally conceived for the Netherlands Film Festival 2015), film journalists KEES Driessen and Menno Kooistra analyse and confront the cinema of The Netherlands, citing Dutch fiction and documentary features from 1917 until the present day, making the case for a more lyrical and intuitive camera style.

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