I have a strange cinematic fixation with puddles. I'm not sure why, maybe it's because the opening shot of Robert Altman's Gosford Park, the film I credit with beginning my serious love of cinema, is a puddle that I have always found very beautiful.

So it stands to reason that I should count Joris Ivens' 1929 experimental short, Regen (Rain) among my favorite films. It is a strikingly beautiful and charming little film that chronicles a brief rain storm in Amsterdam. Enjoy.


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