BESTIAIRE

Canada, 2012, 72 min
Section: Panorama. Tropes
12+

Screenings

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 16:00, Ocean cinema, Meridian hall

Synopsis

A drawing course, a safari park and a taxidermist’s workshop: three settings in which humans and animals meet. The focus of observation is on relationships of sight and perception, which often reflect unequal power structures at the same time. This all allows a form of choreography to emerge to the accompaniment of the surrounding noises, a cinematic bestiary in which man also takes his place among the stoic, impassive, impatient, wild and rebellious animals.

  • Director: Denis Côté (Canada)

    Born in New-Brunswick, Canada in 1973, produced and directed around 15 low budget shorts. He was also vice-president of the Quebec’s Film Critics Association (2001-2006). His first feature film Drifting States (2005) was awarded the Golden Leopard at Locarno IFF. Denis Côté’s work has been featured in numerous film festivals and in various retrospectives around the world. His feature All That She Wants was included in the competition program of the Pacific Meridian IFF in 2009. Фильмография / Filmography: — Bestiaire, 2012 — Curling, 2010 — Carcasses, 2009 — All That She Wants, 2009 — Our Lives, 2007 — Drifting States, 2005

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