Bestiaire

(Q&A with Denis Côté and Dennis Lim)

Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Bestiaire

(Denis Côté, 2012, Canada & France)
72mins, Digital Projection

Bestiaire is an avant-garde nature documentary that playfully examines the ways in which humans and animals study one another. Unfolding with skill, a calculated pace and a wry sense of wit, the scenarios in Denis Côté’s work break from usual narrative conventions in both fiction and documentary. In this film, the director silently observes animals grazing in a field, their expressions blank. The work subverts both trending anthropomorphism in the digital landscape, and the conventions of observational documentaries.  

Courtesy of Denis Côté.

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