Henri Storck

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Henri Storck
Born 5 September 1907
Ostend, Belgium
Died 17 September 1999(1999-09-17) (age 91-92)
Uccle, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Occupation Author, filmmaker

Henri Storck (1907–1999) was a Belgian author, filmmaker and documentarist.

In 1933, he directed, with Joris Ivens, Misère au Borinage, a film about the miners in the Borinage area. In 1938, with Andre Thirifays and Pierre Vermeylen, he founded the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Royal Belgian Film Archive). He was an actor in two key films of the history of the cinema: Jean Vigo's Zéro de conduite (1933) in the role of the priest, and Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quay Commercial, 1080 Brussels (1976) in the role of a customer of the prostitute.

Jacqueline Aubenas wrote about him, in her expository work, It's been going on for 100 years: a history of the francophone cinema of Belgium: "There emerges forcefully the personality of a cineaste who is not a militant in the sense that this term had in the 1930s for Soviet directors who held an ideology, but in the sense of a generous man who will never choose the wrong side and who will be, in ethics as well as in esthetics, in the first line of battle".

In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Doctor honoris causa of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1978) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (1995)
  • cofounder with André Thirifays and Pierre Vermeylen, of the Cinémathèque de Belgique (1938)
  • André Cavens Award for Best Film for Permeke (1985)
  • honorary president of the Association belge des auteurs de films et de télévision (1992)
  • founder member of the Association internationale des documentalistes (AID, 1963)
  • lecturer at the Institut des arts de diffusion (IAD), Bruxelles (1966–1968)

Films[edit]

1927–1928

1929-1930

1930

1931

1932

1934

1935

1936

1937

1938

1940

1942–1944

1945

1946

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1953–1954

1955

1956

1957

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1970–1971

1975

1978

1985

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Cannes 1971

References[edit]

  • Geens Vincent, Bula Matari : un rêve d'Henri Storck ; Cahiers Henri Storck n° 1, Crisnée, Yellow Now, 2000
  • Emile Cantillon, Paul Davay, Josette Debacker, Jacques Polet, Daniel Sotiaux ...[et al.], Henri Storck, Bruxelles, Association des professeurs pour la promotion de l'éducation cinématographique
  • Laura Vichi, trad. de l'italien par Hélène Bernier et Salvatore Manzone, Henri Storck : de l'avant-garde au documentaire social, Crisnée, Yellow Now, 2002
  • Jean Queval, Henri Storck ou La traversée du cinéma, Bruxelles, Festival national du film belge, 1976
  • Hommage à Henri Storck : films 1928/1985 : catalogue analytique, Bruxelles, Commissariat général aux relations internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique, 1995
  • Reportage de la RTBF du vendredi 4 août 2006
  • Interview, par Fabienne Bradfer, de l'historienne Florence Gillet paru dans le journal Le Soir du 6 août 2006 Henri Storck a-t-il collaboré ? article de Fabienne Bradfer paru le 6 août 2006 dans le journal Le Soir
  • Luc de Heusch, Biographie d'Henri Storck, Fonds Henri Storck
  • Luc Deneulin & Johan Swinnen "Henri Storck Memoreren" VUB Press 2006 (en NL)