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we have been preserving and screening films since 1938…
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Afterimage: For a New Cinema
Afterimage No. 1 1970 Film and Politics
Godard’s Maoist-inspired manifesto ‘Que Faire’ (What is to be Done?) was written especially for the first Afterimage soon after the production of British Sounds, made under the sign of the Dziga Vertov Group. His typical intertitle texts (also seen in his Ciné-tracts) feature along with simultaneous soundtracks, manifesto readings, students re-writing Beatles songs, factory workers, a blood red…
Licht ⁄ kleur - couleur ⁄ 116' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Stijn Coninx, België - Belgique, Nederland - Pays-Bas, Duitsland - Allemagne, norway 1998, Francesca Vanthielen, Joachim Król, Rick Engelkes
The White Reindeer ⁄ Une légende de Laponie ⁄ Valkoinen Peura ⁄ 67' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Erik Blomberg, Finland 1952, Mirjami Kuosmanen, Kalervo Nissilä
Anthologie du cinéma muet / Anthologie van de stille film
L’Amour de Jeanne Ney ⁄ Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney ⁄ ZW - NB ⁄ 110' ⁄ TIT: FR - NL ⁄ ST - OND: — ⁄ PIANO
Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Duitsland - Allemagne 1927, Édith Jéhanne, Uno Henning, Brigitte Helm
Much more than movie theatres
Discover the Collection of DVDs and books published by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, CINEMATEK, available for sale online
The library has a rich collection of books, specialized magazines, press clippings, photos and posters about film and cinema. Consult the online catalogue.
Chantal Akerman Collection
CINEMATEK not only conserves all the films of this masterful director, but also manages her entire archive.
In the Wunderkammer, the history of film is brought to life through various interactive showcases, starting from the Chinese shadow play to the cinematograph of the Lumière brothers.
“Jacques Ledoux has been memorialized in a lovely multilingual book that gathers reminiscences by Ledoux’s colleagues. There are memoirs by Noël Desmet, Clementine Deblieck, Jean-Paul Dorchain, Hilde Delabie, and Gabrielle Claes, Ledoux’s successor as director. Bernard Eisenschitz, Eric De Kuyper, and P. Adams Sitney offer illuminating appreciations of Ledoux’s contributions. (Sitney’s very full account of Knokke doings is a crucial document in the history of the American avant-garde.) Ledoux’s own voice is represented by a program note for a 1968 science-fiction series. There are many wonderful illustrations–photos, posters, correspondence (Cocteau, Lenica, Akerman).”