Paul de Mol

Date of birth


Paul de Mol is originally a visual artist, and worked in the mid-1960s with the Haarlem-based group Ateliers ‘63, of which Frans Zwartjes was also a member. As an artist, De Mol was interested in film, and in 1971 he enrolled at the Vrije Academie Psychopolis in The Hague, where he again worked with Frans Zwartjes, first as a student and later as a teacher.

His first films are typical examples of the ‘Hague School’, a group of students gathered around Zwartjes whose work was strongly influenced by Zwartjes’ films. These are films in which the ‘investigating’ is key.

In addition to being a filmmaker, De Mol has also been very active as a promoter of experimental film. For example, he was a co-organizer of the retrospective exhibition entitled Het experiment in de Nederlandse film that was presented at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1985. De Mol also works as a teacher, and has been teaching for several years at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg.


  1. 1969
    Camera, Director, Editing, Producer
  2. 1969
    Camera, Director, Editing, Producer
  3. 1972
    Camera, Director, Editing, Producer
  4. 1974
  5. 1974
    Camera, Director, Editing, Producer
  6. 1976
    Camera, Director, Editing, Producer

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