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France
2018, 91 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  424 Monday 2/7 18:30 Small Hall
  5K3 Tuesday 3/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  752 Thursday 5/7 11:30 Cinema B

Marc Namblard, whose profession combines his talents as a biologist and sound engineer, well knows that nature has overwhelming sedative effects, particularly in terms of its acoustic dimension. A discourse on the tranquillity of the forest that permeates the very heart of man, this documentary cultivates our ability to observe, and, if we half-close our eyes, the viewing experience will be all the greater.


Synopsis

Nature can be a mesmerising sight and, with its broad palette of fragrances and odours, it can catch our olfactory sense unawares. Marc Namblard, whose profession combines his talents as a biologist and sound engineer, well knows that nature also has overwhelming sedative effects, particularly in terms of its acoustic dimension. This unconventional collector sets out for the hidden corners of France’s Vosges region, where he sets up his microphones to record animal noises and ambient sounds, and gradually initiates his inquisitive daughter into the mysteries of his meditative work. A discourse on the tranquillity of the forest that permeates the very heart of man, this documentary cultivates our ability to observe, and, if we half-close our eyes, the viewing experience will be all the greater.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Stéphane Manchematin (France) and Serge Steyer (France). Joint filmography: The Salamander Complex (Le complexe de la salamandre, 2014).

Contacts

Les Films de la pluie
35 Chemin de Kernisi, 29460, Logonna Daoulas
France
E-mail: contact@lesfilmsdelapluie.fr

Ana Films
18 rue du sanglier, 67000, Strasbourg
France
E-mail: anafilms@free.fr

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About the film

Color, DCP
European premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
Screenplay: Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
Dir. of Photography: Gautier Gumpper, Philippe Viladecas
Music: Christian Zanési
Editor: Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
Producer: Sylvie Plunian
Production: Les Films de la pluie
Coproduction: Ana Films
Contact: Les Films de la pluie, Ana Films

Guests

Stéphane Manchematin

Film Director

Serge Steyer

Film Director


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