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Barbara Meter

Netherlands

Biography

Barbara Meter finished the Dutch Film Academy in 1963 and got an MA Film and video at the London School of Printing in 1995. Meter was co-founder of Electric Cinema, in the early 70's a bastion of Dutch experimental cinema. Meter has made many experimental short films, and also some feature films and documentaries. She also worked as a curator of film programs, teacher and freelance lecturer on film.


Filmography:
Short narratives:
1967: Norwegian Wood, 13 min.
1967: co-directed with Ramses Shaffy: ‘Bedelaars’ 4 min.
1968: co-directed with Ramses Shaffy: ‘Tandeborstel Vergeten’ 3 min.
1968: ’Familie Nasdalko aan zee’ 12 min. (35mm) and ‘Time without Rabbits’ 6 min.

Documentaries:
1973: co-directed with Mattijn Seip : Onderwijsfilm, 12 min.
1974 co-directed with Mattijn Seip: PSP film, found footage – 8 min.
1978 co-directed with Mattijn Seip ‘Dennedal’ 15 min.
1976: ‘Als een vrouw’ 20 min.
1978: co-directed with Trilby Shaw: “Honderd Beledigingen per Dag’
1979: co-directed with Netty van Hoorn: ‘Vrouwen in de Pijp’
2007: ‘Of je gelooft of niet.’ ‘Whether or not you believe...’ (video documentary) 28 min
2009: ‘Bad’ “Loutron’ 17 min video

Short and longer narratives:
1980: ‘Een herfstig dagje in Ruigoord’ 9 min.
1982: ‘De Afstand tot Dichtbij’ 32 min.
1983: gedeelte in de film: ‘De Witte Paraplu’ van Heddy Honigmann, 4 min. en
‘Binnenstebuiten’ 11 min.
1984: ‘In het Voorbijgaan’ 90 min.
1985/6 ‘Weer-bericht’ 70 min.
1994: ‘Laura’, 65 min.

Experimental films: 1970: ‘From The Exterior’ 9 min.
1971: ‘...And a table’ 20 min. ‘Song for four hands’ 4 min.
1972: ‘Portraits’ 6 min. (met muziek van Steve Reich).
1988: ‘Andante, ma non troppo’ , 6 min.
1989 ‘Ins and Outs’ dubbelprojektie, 6 min.
1991: ‘Traces’, 16 min.
1994: ‘Penelope’, 10 min. en ‘Sculptures for a Windless Space’.7 min.
1995: ‘Departure on Arrival’ 21 min.
1997/8 ‘Diary of Disquiet’ 17 min.
1998: ‘Convalescing’ 3 min.
2000: ‘Appearances’/ ‘Verschijningen’ 18 min.
2001: ‘Greece, to me’ 9 min.
2002: ‘Nooit varen boten in de bergen’ ‘ Never boats do sail in the mountains ‘10 min.
2003: ‘Kade’ ‘Quay’ 4 min. ‘A Winter’s Night’ 7 min.
2004: ‘Ariadne’ 12 min (35mm)
2005: ‘Stretto’ 5 ½ min
2008: ‘Aanraking’ ‘A Touch’ 13 min
2010: ‘Little Stabbs 1’ 3 min. s8 film
2012: ‘Tien Liederen’ ‘Ten Songs’ 30 min. S8 and HD.
2015: ‘Bis an den Himmel und noch viel mehr’ ‘Up to the sky and much much more’ 35 min.

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Up to the sky and much much more

Bis an den Himmel und noch viel mehr (Orig.) / 2015 / Netherlands, United Kingdom / 32 min

The film consists of atmospheric and personal memories, supplemented with slides and photographs, coloured drawings and interviews. "Atmospheric" because the filmmaker hardly knew her father, they were separated in the second World War, when she was three and a half years old...

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