Trains de plaisir (1930)

The seaside city of Ostend appoints native Henri Storck as its first official city cinematographer. This results in a series of lyrical short films (fiction as well as documentary) on daily life in Ostend: herring fishing, bathing, beach life and city dwelling. Trains de plaisir (Pleasure trips, 1930) is an idyllic and affectionate homage to lazy Sundays spent at the beach.

In these early films, we recognize Storcks sharp and observant eye, his humor and the pleasure he takes in film making. His Ostend films blaze the trail for his true avant-garde films which will soon bring him international prestige.