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Elst

synopsis

Documentary about the cherry season in the village of Elst in the Betuwe.
 
This film shows the cherry-picking season in Elst. The film, shot on a sunny day, looks cheerful and light. A man on a long ladder picks the cherries that grow high up in the tree. Every fifteen minutes, the cherry-pickers gather at the sorting table. A hunter keeps the starlings at bay. Four girls – the intertitles refer to them as ‘the starlings' – pick cherries and eat them with great relish. The film ends with shots of Elst, filmed from a car.

production year
1920
country
Netherlands
category
Non-fictional
genre
original title
  • Elst
alternative title
  • Kersentijd in de Betuwe
  • Mooi Gelderland
production company
distribution company
HAP en BenS Film (Distributeur)
modified date
27 October 2011
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Producer F.C.W. Jordans
  • 139 mtr
    Silent
    Black & White
    35mm
    1
sources

Nieuw Weekblad voor de Cinematografie No. 45, 1926
Catalogus van Filmwerken - H.A.P. & BenS Film Comp., Den Haag (1923), p. 1