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Pallieter – a film about modernity and nostalgia

March 30, 2012 by

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A few days ago I went to watch Pallieter at the Cinematek. I am ashamed to admit that despite having spent almost three years living in Belgium, it was my first foray into Flemish cinema. The film is an adaptation of a Felix Timmermans novel of the same name. The film is a romantic and […]

Water and the City

March 30, 2012 by

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the impact of water on urban environments. Water in a city not only calms and quietens, it also has an astonishing aesthetic effect. Water creates order and harmony and constructs perspectives. Being a liquid, it dissolves harshness in the cityscape and has a certain give to it visually. […]