Harry Gruyeart. Photographer
Belgium | 2018 | 70 minutes
In Dutch, French and English with Dutch subtitles
Premiere screening on 15 May at Rialto Amsterdam, followed by a Q&A with the director of the film, Gerrit Messiaen.
In selected Dutch and Belgian cinemas in June 2019.
This is the story of Belgian 75 year old Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert whose life was saved by color.
Harry grows up in a strict and traditional Catholic Flemish family. His father forbids him to become a photographer because he sees it as sinful. So he decides to leave his country and travel. Coming from a repressed and grey background he discovers the lights and color of Europe, North Africa and Asia. Driven by the irresistible desire to be a photographer, he becomes a pioneer in European color photography.
The film tells the story of a restless vagabond, a questing soul who never stops hunting for images. A man who despite all, must follow an irresistible urge to continue travelling and to discover the changes in society.