Documentary about the work and the unconventional approach of the painter Karel Appel. The film shows him flinging vast amounts of paint onto the canvas, resulting in dynamic paintings showing an overful, raging, run-away world. In 1962 awarded with a Golden Bear at the Berlinale. (filmcommission.nl)
A biographical film looking back at the life, work and significance of the genius of world cinema. It reveals the inspiration sources of his work and looks into the kitchen of the film tricks pioneer. As an absolute solitaire in his field, he created his own world based purely on his imagination. He was a complete autodidact and is therefore not easily classifiable into any film wave or direction. This extremely hardworking, resourceful man and a perfectionist, yet always preserving the ability to see the world from a child's perspective is without any doubt one of the most successful and celebrated Czech filmmakers in the world. Thanks to their inner poetry and sincerity, his films do not age.
A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced some of the most grueling battles against the Soviet Union.
The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala was the largest battle ever fought in the history of the Nordic countries. This film depicts the true events through five separate stories.
Concert of Karel Gott to celebrate his 70th birthday.
Karelia, the most eastern province in Finland, fascinates with its vast, untouched, wild and romantic scenery. Yet this region has a lot more to offer as apart from the obvious allure of nature there are also many cultural treasures to be discovered. The unspoiled wilderness and natural beauty of the infinite lake land scenery of Karelia makes it a place of irresistible charm and magical allure!
While Jan Vrijman was shooting DE WERKELIJKHEID VAN KAREL APPEL in 1961, Ed van der Elsken made the short film KAREL APPEL, COMPONIST. Appel wanted to compose the soundtrack for Vrijman‘s film, so with the help of the electronic sound studio of Utrecht University, he went for two weeks to record Musique Barbare. Van der Elsken, who did stills for Vrijman’s film, also took pictures in the sound studio, and had a tape recorder running. On the final day, he shot a few rolls of film with his 16 mm camera. Subsequently, as an accompaniment to Appel’s anti-music, Van der Elsken collected together photos, footage and sequences from an earlier film of Appel in his New York studio, and compiled KAREL APPEL, COMPONIST, a five-minute film in the spirit of the CoBrA movement. (IDFA)
Charles II: The Power and the Passion is an award-winning British television mini-series, broadcast on BBC One in 2003, and produced by the BBC in association with the A&E Network in the United States. It was produced by Kate Harwood, directed by Joe Wright and written by award-winning screenwriter Adrian Hodges, whose credits include David Copperfield and The Lost World.