Documentaries

2018
Première of the feature film: ‘M.C. Escher, JOURNEY TO INFINITY’. A film about the life and work of the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.
"I am afraid that there is only one person in the world who can make a really good film about my work and that is me," Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) wrote this line to an American collector of his work in 1969. And that is exactly what Escher does in the film ‘JOURNEY TO INFINITY’. He is the director himself. Not literally, but symbolically. With texts from his letters, articles, diaries, lectures and catalogues, supported by animations, photos and film fragments, he tells his life story in a personal, poetic and pointy way 46 years after his death.

Escher himself emerges from the shadow of his work. In his own words the graphic artist - in his time often maligned by art historians, but loved by the general public worldwide - gives a moving picture of his fears, doubts, successes, political reflections and his own vision of his work.

3D animations make Escher's fantastic thoughts and impossible worlds visible. The viewer will be taken in Escher's lifelong quest, emotions and puzzling. Escher explains what fascinated him so much in Italy, where he lived for more than 12 years. We follow him on his hikes through the mountains of Italy, Switzerland and Spain, in search of the impossible and infinite.

His visit to the Alhambra is a turning point in his life and leads to works that first conquer America and then the rest of the world.

2016
“M.C. Escher” Preparations for a feature documentary about the live and works of MC Escher.
Advisors: Sir Roger Penrose, Prof. dr J.L. Locher, Mark Veldhuijsen.
Length: 90 minutes.
 
2015
“Spinoza, a free thinker” – documentay about the phylosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1672)
Advisers: Prof. Dr. Wiep van Bunge; Prof. Dr. Peter Hagoort; Prof. Dr. Vincent Icke
Length 90 minutes
 
2015
“H.W. Mesdag, maritime painter of The Hague School
Advisers: drs Freek Heijbroek, drs Marijnke de Jong.
Length 52 minutes.
 
2014
“Eternal youth” 15 short movies about dans and theater.
Length: 15 x 20 minutes.
 
2011
A long documentary about the life and works of the painter Anton Pieter Schotel.
 
2010
Series of 5 episodes about Old Scheveningen
 
2009
"The Rise and fall of Metropole", a long documentary about the famous Metropole theatre in The Hague
 
2007
A series of 9 episodes about Gorinchem, a city in The Netherlands
 
2006
Part 1 & 2 of the series "Dat was toen zo" (“That’s the way was then”)
 
2004
Three eighteen-minute films for AVRO (Jugendstil, Glass and Silver)
 
2002
"De slag om Den Haag" (“The Battle of The Hague”) - a historical fifty-minute documentary commissioned by EO and TV West
 
2001
A film about Jugendstil in The Hague. This film was commissioned by the 'Prins Bernhard Cultural Fund Zuid-Holland for RTV West and used for educational purposes.
 
1999
A fifty-minute film about the Rembrandt house restoration commissioned by EO
 
1998
A one-hour documentary about contemporary architecture in The Hague (from village to metropolis), commissioned by AVRO
 
1997
Fifty-minute film about the painter W.G. van de Hulst, commissioned by NCRV
 
1994
"Een heer vertelt" (“A gentleman narrates/tells”)- A fifty-minute documentary about Marten Toonder's life, commissioned by NOS
 
1991
"De Zoektocht van Kees BOl” (“Kees BOI’s Quest”) - a fifty-minute documentary about the life of painter Kees Bol, commissioned by NCRV
 
1989
"De wereld van JOHFRA" (“JOHFRA’s world”)- a fifty-minute documentary about the life of the painter JOHFRA, commissioned by NOS
 
After working in France for 16 years Robin Lutz founded his own company in audiovisual productions and photography in 1988. This company is focussed on author, cultural and informative documentaries.