Then there’s historical Flanders with the convents, the battle of the Golden Spurs and the procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges. Finally, there is the Flanders scarred by the war; Ypres, Dixmude, the cemeteries of those massacred in the trenches, which serve as the pretext to air an antimilitaristic and pacifist message that went unheard since the film was made in 1938.
The commentary is at once touristy and idealistic.
Director : Henri Storck
Camera : Jacques and Roger Monteran
Music : Paul Douliez
Voice : Marcel Josz
Production : CEP
Director of Production : R.G. Le Vaux
Film commissioned by the Provincial Government of West Flanders
Dutch version entitled Het land van Vlaanderen.
35mm/B and W/11’/1938