Combat de boxe (1927)

This avant-garde film by Charles Dekeukeleire (1905-1971) aspires to the international avant-garde (the likes of Germaine Dullac, Marcel L’Herbier, Dziga Vertov, Jean Epstein…). Dekeukeleire visualises a poem by Paul Wéry with the use of tricks and techniques like double exposure, superimposition, negative images and abstract mise-en-scène. The heart-staggering montage more than adequately translates the rising tension of a boxing game.

Other Belgian avant-garde film makers of his generation are Henri Storck, Ernst Moerman and Henri d’Ursel.