ANIMAL PENSIVITÉ

by Christine Baudillon
ANIMAL PENSIVITÉ - ANIMAL PENSIVITÉ

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2017

Length: 87'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

As the seasons progress, the movie delves into the world of animals, from the most familiar to the most savage. An adventure in gazing, Animal pensivité becomes a filmic essay and takes us closer to the bodies of the animals, in search of contact between man and animal – a spark, a tremor, excess – as a true art of personal rediscovery. 

Director

Christine Baudillon

Christine Baudillon

Christine Baudillon (France) is a director who works in Montpellier. She has directed Daunik Lazro, horizon vertical and is presently working on a movie about the guitarist Raymond Boni. She has already directed two other portraits of musicians, one about the jazz pianist Siegfried Kessler (Siegfried Kessler, a Love Secret, 2004) and one about the double-bass player and composer Joëlle Léandre (Joëlle Léandre basse continue, 2008).

Filmography:
Les sidérantes (cm, doc., 1999), Siegfried Kessler, a Love Secret (mm, doc., 2004), Joëlle Léandre basse continue (doc., 2008), Daunik Lazro, horizon vertical (doc., 2010), Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, altus (doc., 2013), Animal pensivité (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, fotografia, montaggio/director, cinematography, film editing
Christine Baudillon
soggetto/story
liberamente ispirato all’Ottava elegia duinese di/loosely based on the poem The Eight Duino Elegy by Rainer Maria Rilke
suono/sound
Mikaël Barre

produttori/producers
Elsa Minisini, Elisabeth Pawlowski
produzione/production
Baldanders films

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contatti/contacts
Baldanders Films
contact@baldandersfilms.com

Director statement

“I was moved to make this film by the way Rilke’s gaze rests on the animal world without offending it: I wanted to make something in which there would be only animals. No voices, no words, no human faces. I simply wanted to offer to the spectator’s eyes and ears the unique and mysterious sight of the continuity of nature and the total connection that exists between an animal’s body and its surroundings.”

Synopsis Learn more

As the seasons progress, the movie delves into the world of animals, from the most familiar to the most savage. An adventure in gazing, Animal pensivité becomes a filmic essay and takes us closer to the bodies of the animals, in search of contact between man and animal – a spark, a tremor, excess – as a true art of personal rediscovery. 

Director All about direction

Christine Baudillon

Christine Baudillon

Christine Baudillon (France) is a director who works in Montpellier. She has directed Daunik Lazro, horizon vertical and is presently working on a movie about the guitarist Raymond Boni. She has already directed two other portraits of musicians, one about the jazz pianist Siegfried Kessler (Siegfried Kessler, a Love Secret, 2004) and one about the double-bass player and composer Joëlle Léandre (Joëlle Léandre basse continue, 2008).

Filmography:
Les sidérantes (cm, doc., 1999), Siegfried Kessler, a Love Secret (mm, doc., 2004), Joëlle Léandre basse continue (doc., 2008), Daunik Lazro, horizon vertical (doc., 2010), Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, altus (doc., 2013), Animal pensivité (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, fotografia, montaggio/director, cinematography, film editing
Christine Baudillon
soggetto/story
liberamente ispirato all’Ottava elegia duinese di/loosely based on the poem The Eight Duino Elegy by Rainer Maria Rilke
suono/sound
Mikaël Barre

produttori/producers
Elsa Minisini, Elisabeth Pawlowski
produzione/production
Baldanders films

**
contatti/contacts
Baldanders Films
contact@baldandersfilms.com

Director statement Read more

“I was moved to make this film by the way Rilke’s gaze rests on the animal world without offending it: I wanted to make something in which there would be only animals. No voices, no words, no human faces. I simply wanted to offer to the spectator’s eyes and ears the unique and mysterious sight of the continuity of nature and the total connection that exists between an animal’s body and its surroundings.”