Restoring The Signal TowerMarch 26, 2019
In 2018, EYE Filmmuseum, Haghefilm Digitaal and the heirs of George Sluizer collaborated in the restoration of the George Sluizer Collection.
George Sluizer is one of the most important filmmakers in the Netherlands. His work has been awarded in his own country and internationally.
The 4K digitally restored version of Sluizer's first feature film João and the Knife (1972) was selected for exhibition in Cannes Classics, part of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection.
During his career, Sluizer directed films in six languages and saw himself as a true European filmmaker. Sluizer is known for his unique signature, going to the limit and looking for boundaries.
This George Sluizer "Collected Works" is a fitting tribute to a great film artist.
My strength as a filmmaker lies in my convictions and not in the “communis opinio” of many.
Movies in the collection:
João En Het Mes (João and the Knife) (1972)
Twee Vrouwen (Twice a Woman) (1979)
Red Desert Penitentiary (1985)
The Vanishing (1992)
Dying To Go Home (1996)
Het Stenen Vlot (Stone Raft) (2002)
Dark Blood (2012)
Documentaries in the collection:
De lage landen (Hold Back the Sea) (1961)
The Lonely Dorymen (1967)
Stamping Ground (1970)
The Raft (1973)
Zeca, Portrait of a Vaqueiro (1973)
Het Land Der Vaderen (Land of the Fathers) (1974-1975)
Een Brief Uit Libanon (A Reason To Go) (1977)
Sweetwater Junction (1980)
Adios Beirut (1983)