BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

Once upon a forest

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Il était une forêt
Frankrike / 2013 / 1 t. 18 min.
LANGUAGE:
Fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Svensk
CAST:
Francis Hallé, Michel Papineschi
DIRECTOR:
Luc Jacquet
WRITER:
Luc Jacquet, Francis Hallé
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Antoine Marteau
PRODUCER:
Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel Priou
Join botanist Francis Hallé on a spectacular journey to the heart of the rainforest

Botanist Francis Hallé has spent almost his entire life deep in the rainforests of the world in order to document its pulsating life. He now wishes to share the story of this unique ecosystem and show us how both tiny ants and mighty elephants play a role in the lives of majestic thousand year old trees. Director Luc Jacquet uses powerful telephoto lenses and drones to show us the rainforest in ways that have never before been seen on film. Combined with animations based on Hallé's drawings, ONCE UPON A FOREST makes for an informative and spectacular view of the ancient ecosystem.

 

Luc Jacquet

Luc Jacquet (France, 1967) Selected films: THE FOX AND THE CHILD (2007), MARCH OF THE PENGUINS (2005)

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