Nenette + Animals and More Animals (DVD)
This 2-Disc Set includes two films by acclaimed director Nicolas Philibert: NÃ‰NETTE and ANIMALS AND MORE ANIMALS.
Born in the jungles of Borneo, Nénette is a 40-year-old orangutan — and the oldest (and most beloved) inhabitant at the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Nénette is a captivating study of an enigmatic animal and our relationship to her. more info
Animals and More Animals
In ANIMALS AND MORE ANIMALS, Nicolas Philibert and his unobtrusive crew are there to chronicle the 1994 preparations for the animals' return. It's a glimpse into the world behind the displays of a major museum, focusing on the fascinating work of the taxidermists. more info
"OUSTANDING. Hypnotically captures the peculiar life of a 40-year-old orangutan living in a Paris zoo." - J.S. Marcus, The Wall Street Journal
"Remarkable!" - Sight and Sound
"Surprisingly touching" - New York Magazine
4 Stars - The Boston Phoenix
Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Animals and More Animals
"Surrealistically thrilling! Fascinates!" - Jay Carr, amNY
"A picture of man's relationship to nature that is every bit as beguiling as a Rousseau." - Nathan Lee, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Delightful... There's a strange primal melancholy to this frozen kingdom that Philibert both respects and finds wryly amusing, especially when specimens are being poked, painted and spruced by human hands." - Dennis Harvey, VARIETY
WINNER: Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Int'l Film Festival
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Animals and More Animals may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase a DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880.
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