Saturday, March 26, 2016


An exuberant Oscar®-winning film on on glass-blowing, automation and all that jazz. Directed by Bert Haanstra.

Glas won master film maker Bert Haanstra a well-deserved Academy Award® for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film with a bebop heart, its lyrical use of light and sound still looks and sounds fabulous, nearly 60 years after it was made.

Director: Bert Haanstra
Producer: Bert Haanstra

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1 comment:

Molly Kate said...

Wow! Even better than I expected from the description. Everything a short documentary should be - art and information all packaged up in a direct and simple way.