Voorland - Foreland

Looward lies on the banks of the Nederrijn. When the river rises, it invades the surrounding land, fields and bike paths. As the season passes, the waters recede, the road signs are put back and the cows return to pasture: Looward is land once again, at least for as long as the river allows. For seven years, Albert Elings and Eugenie Jansen observed and filmed the river's rise and fall. The result is seven poetic chapters in which the real narrator is the countryside. A brick factory next to Roman ruins is dismantled; workers dig a tunnel... It took time, but progress has come to Looward, although it seems human activities play only a marginal role in this incomparably beautiful Dutch countryside.



Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

Competition registration




Subscriptions are now closed