L’Agneau Mystique (1939)

L’Agneau Mystique (André Cauvin, 1939) is a pioneering Belgian art documentary about the Ghent Altarpiece by Jan and Hubert Van Eyck (1432). The dynamic style of the film influenced the post-war art documentary, notably the later films by Henri Storck (e.g., Rubens, 1948). Its director, André Cauvin (1907-2004) would later gain fame with his documentaries about The Belgian Congo, of which Bwana Kitoko (1955) is the best known.