Hugo Claus

Mira (1971)

This Flemish-Dutch heritage film is based on the 1927 novel Mira, by the Flemish writer Stijn Streuvels (1871-1969). The production was a balancing act between Flanders and The Netherlands: on the one hand the subject matter and literary source are distinctively Flemish and the screenplay is written by Flemish writer Hugo Claus; on the other hand the film is directed by the Dutch director Fons Rademakers and the main
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De Leeuw van Vlaanderen (1985)

The Lion of Flanders’, by the renowned Flemish writer, Hugo Claus, epitomized the Flemish heritage film of the 1970s and 1980s. Its account of the Battle of the Golden Spurs (1302), in which the Flemish burghers defeated the French king is based on a 1838 novel by Hendrik Conscience, a pioneer of Dutch-language literature in 19th Century Belgium. The film, for which no effort was spared, was poorly received by
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