Anne of the Indies is an American adventure film from 1951 directed by Jacques Tourneur and made in sparkling Technicolor. The film was released at the time under the title The Pirate Queen.


24/05 20:00 Vrijstaat O Oostende

It’s still surprising how vital and stimulating the ‘old Hollywood system’ was and remains. Around seven large studios produced films on the assembly line. Each studio released one film a week. The genres were fixed, but the films were much more diverse than is currently the case. In addition to dramas and melodramas, science fiction, westerns and adventure films, comedies and musicals were also played. Jungle films, a thousand and one nights films, police and detective films, gangster films, swashbuckler films, historical dramas, and horror also belonged to the beloved genres. The stereotype of screening fiction had many forms—and sometimes very unexpected forms at that.

Within the genre itself, countless variations were possible. With pirate films, for example, that could range from pure action to historical reconstruction. From comedy to fairy tale. Anne of the Indies (1951) was the odd one out because the hero was a heroine: a pirate queen! Jean Peters, in her first role, immediately became a star. Jacques Tourneur – son of a grand master of silent film, Maurice Tourneur, and especially known for his horror films – shot the film with great craftsmanship and elan in brilliant Technicolor.

As Monokino likes to sail on all waters, we couldn’t miss this opportunity to surprise and delight our friends with this multi-coloured masterpiece. This time, at sea!

The film will be introduced by Eric de Kuyper.

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Artistic coordination: Anouk De Clercq, Godart Bakkers
General coordination: Ditte Claus
Artistic team: Eric de Kuyper, Xavier Garcia Bardon
Production team: Bob Mees, Jef Declercq, Johan Opstaele, Noah Heylen
Communication: Cynthia Vandenbruaene
Graphic design: Michaël Bussaer. Webdesign: Dominique Callewaert.

With the support of Auguste Orts, CINEMATEK, KAAP, KASK School of Arts Gent, Onderzoeksfonds Universiteit Gent, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds.

Whoever walks in Ostend today is confronted with a fantastic eclecticism: a brutal grey apartment block exists next to the glorious Thermae Palace. The mighty, almost Stalinist, building of De Grote Post dominates the Hendrik Serruyslaan. A former department store houses a museum for contemporary art. Belle-époque houses are hidden in the quiet but stately streets.

In 2017, one void struck artist Anouk De Clercq: that glorious film culture of Henri Storck, James Ensor or Raoul Servais had disappeared from the streets. With the closure of the Rialto cinema, the last independent cinema from the Ostend cinema circuit also disappeared. Against such an extraordinary backdrop, with the sea as a large projection surface for images, stories and histories, that is such a shame.

And so the idea of Monokino ripens: one room, marked by an equally fantastic eclecticism, where cinema can be itself again. One room where long and short films, film classics, auteur cinema, video art, experimental films, animation, or the work of young makers can find a place. Monokino shows, questions, responds, engages in conversation, invites, welcomes, puts in perspective. Monokino is a place of, by and for people from Ostend, for professionals and enthusiasts, for young and old, for those from here and those from there.

The films that Monokino wants to show don’t only live on the screen. They also spread between residents, spectators, and makers. In that sense, Monokino is also Kopfkino: a mental cinema, where images get the chance to live and multiply.

That’s how Monokino drifts nomadically through those eclectic streets of Ostend and settles in the heads and hearts of the people of Ostend. Soon it’ll moor for good.

Monokino wants to drive cinema into the 21st century and illuminate the adventurous side of film. While we strive for a permanent place as anchorage for cinefiles from Ostend and beyond, Monokino operates as a nomadic film platform.

The sea is Monokino’s favourite projection surface for images, stories and histories. In anticipation of our next screening, we’ve started to collect a list of films in which the sea plays a main or supporting role. Can you think of a film that’s not already on our list? We’d love to hear about it via

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