Tavern of memories (2016)

A film by Barbara den Uyl

A film about film maker Kees Hin
Twenty-five years ago, Barbara den Uyl attended a workshop led by Kees Hin. At the time, she didn’t understand half of what he was saying but now she wants to communicate everything she has learned from him to others. Together with Hin, she takes a stroll through his gigantic oeuvre.  Everything is examined: the attempts to turn anonymous people into heroes of the silver screen, the provocative experiments, the cooperation with other artists, the role of the war, the need to play with reality. This evoked a richly varied picture of Hin’s life in film.

This film is available DVD



  • With special thanks to Kees Hin
    Script and directing: Barbara den Uyl
    Camera & colour grading: Peter Brugman nsc
    Sound: Otto Horsch
    Editing: Jan Ketelaars & Barbara den Uyl
    Editing assistant: Sandro Ligtenberg
    Sound production: Jac Vleeshouwers
    Sound mixing BenG: Hein Verhoeven

    Scannen film clips
    NIBG Hans van den Berg
    EYE Filmmuseum Mark Paul Meyer & Jan Scholten
    Open Studio Thomas van der Linde

    Finishing Amator Jan Jaap Kuiper & Michiel Rummens
    Translation Martin Cleaver

    Producer: Leen van den Berg

    This film came about partly on the initiative of Fransjoris de Graaf
    several films by Kees Hin were made in cooperation with
    Sandra van Beek K. Schippers August Willemsen Chaim Levano
    Otto Ketting

    With thanks to
    Sandra van Beek K. Schippers Jan Roeland Peter Delpeut
    Emile Fallaux Rolf Orthel Martijn van Beenen Diego Guiterrez
    Rieks Hadders Neeltje Hin Barbara Hin Heleen van der Molen
    Jaap Schoutsen Gillis Kersting Warner van Es Esther Woudhuysen Carla Eefting Hans Sinnema medewerkers Depot Vijfhuizen
    en alle anderen die een bijdrage hebben geleverd

    Film clips
    The Mutt – Parkfilm 1966
    Tekens Opnames 1967
    Various laughter – shots 1977
    Pessoa, The Question to the Answer – NOS 1981
    The Theatre of Memory – DNU Film 1982
    Light NOS 1983
    Colour of Holland A Signum Production 1988
    Narcissus, Wages of Beauty – Studio Mekaniek 1998
    The Realm of Shadows – DNU Film 1993
    The Sun Saw It All – DNU Film/Studio Mekaniek 1994
    Theresienstadt: Film or Truth 1995
    I Saw Space – Interakt 2009
    The Decision of Wim Maljaars – IDTV 2011
    IDFA workshop Dappervideo 1989

    Distribution Mokum Film
    This film was made possible with a financial contribution from
    the Amsterdam Art Fund and the Netherlands Film Fund

    © Van der Hoop Filmproducties 2016