Once upon a forest
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 (France, 1967) Selected films: THE FOX AND THE CHILD (2007), MARCH OF THE PENGUINS (2005)