Interlude by candlelight

Netherlands, 1959

Film
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The late puppeteer Harry van Tussenbroek used to collect shells, birds’ skulls and pieces of driftwood on the beach, from which he made quaint dolls and puppets. In this film he is seen in his home with his “children”, dreaming by the fire. The dream suddenly takes on a strange twist where the dolls come to life, and in their strange dream-world they play the eternal game of good and evil, of light and darkness. Narrated by Jill Melford. This film is not recommended for showing to young children.

Credits

director

Charles Van der Linden

producer

Marlina Van der Linden

Language

English

Duration

00:13:03:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31993

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Puppet films

Animation

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Puppet films

Crafts & Visual Arts → Puppet making

Music & Performing Arts → Puppet films

Music & Performing Arts → Puppeteers

Short films

Short films → Short films - Netherlands

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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