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Also Known As: Bestiaire
Opened: 10/19/2012 Limited
|Anthology/NYC||10/19/2012 - 10/25/2012||7 days|
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Genre: Canadian/French Documentary
Anthology presents the week-long NYC premiere run of the new film by Denis Cote, who will be the subject of a simultaneous retrospective. Fascinating and beguiling, BESTIAIRE is Cote's mesmerizing meditation on the relationship between man and beast. Filmed at Quebec's Parc Safari, and a striking departure from Cote's earlier work, it's a movie about looking -- it starts with a group of art students attempting to sketch an animal -- that blurs the line between observer and observed. There may be no traditional narrative, yet there is breathtaking dramatic tension in every exquisitely framed shot: the sight of a lion attacking the doors of its cage or the scurrying striped legs of zebras in a holding pen. Contemplative and enthralling, BESTIAIRE is pure cinema.
-- Courtesy Anthology Film Archives