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Dutch Light
Dutch Light
Actor: Various
Director: Maarten de Kroon;Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2008     2hr 24min

Studio: Microcinema Inc. Release Date: 10/28/2008 Run time: 91 minutes


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Actor: Various
Director: Maarten de Kroon;Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
Studio: Microcinema
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/28/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 24min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

David J. Engel | Bethesda, MD USA | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just watched this brilliant film and loved every minute of it. Do yourself a favor, do not miss it! Following is the description from the European version:

A film by Pieter-Rim de Kroon and Maarten de Kroon.

There's an ancient myth that the light in Holland is different from anywhere else, but it has never been put to the test. It's the legendary light we see in paintings. The German artist Joseph Beuys, however, says that it lost its unique radiance in the 1950s, bringing an end to a visual culture that had lasted for centuries. Dutch Light breaks new ground by examining this renowned but elusive phenomenon. What is Dutch light? Is the light in Holland really different from that in other parts of the world? What is true, what is myth, what is fiction? And was Joseph Beuys right? Dutch Light addresses these fascinating questions. And it is an ode to light and to observation. It turns looking into a new experience."
Dry but captivating.
John P. Marsh | North Las Vegas | 11/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm quite envious about people who are able to see, discern and paint images about light. It's only been the process of getting older that's allowed me to slow down and actually see what is talked about in this documentary. This doc is beautifully shot; the b-roll a meditation on light and horizon and landscape itself. The discussion about light and whether encroaching civilization has altered 'dutch light' is less interesting to me than the meticulous depiction of landscape/light and reflection the film makers present (while the a-roll about light rambles on.) Good, instructive film (for me it works.) I think there is a spiritual aspect of light that sometimes eludes me. This film has helped guide me into seeing a bit more."
Beautiful Holland
Adie Mahony | denville, nj | 05/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These 2 discs are an informative and stunning new way to love and enjoy the essence of the Dutch landscape. A trip abroad and you don't leave your chair! Well worth the price,superb photography,a wonderful experience."