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Land of the Bears 3D

France | 2014 | 90 minutes | Guillaume Vincent

Brown bears share the screen with the breathtaking vistas of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Guillaume Vincent’s exceptional new documentary.

May 18, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11  
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May 24, 2014
Lincoln Square Cinemas  
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May 28, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Brown bears share the screen with the breathtaking vistas of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Guillaume Vincent’s exceptional new documentary. Charting the time between lengthy hibernation periods, the story begins just as winter’s icy grip loosens on the landscape. One juvenile bear saunters out in search of his first meal in months. This will be his first year away from his mother. Soon, another mother and her two young cubs—unbelievably cute roughhousing together—are introduced, as well as an experience male leader. These five animals provide a deeper look at the various roles of the brown bear society from vulnerable youth to the consistently imposing presence of the alpha male. Land of the Bears traverses the Russian countryside down to the great rivers, following these majestic creatures using everything from stationery cameras to helium balloon mounts that provide astonishing aerial shots without disturbing the animals. Vincent’s film plays perfectly for the entire family, whether getting a first glimpse of these incredible beasts or savoring the circle of life within Russia’s extensive wilderness. (Recommended for all ages but includes footage of animals hunting and killing food.)

Director Biography

Guillaume Vincent has been working for 15 years for television networks. He directed, among other films, Brassens, I'm a Bad Seed, and Save the Playful Gibbons, or The Monkey Who Crossed the Sea, which received the best film award at the European Nature Film festival (Brussels). His series and documentaries for television include On the Trail, Treasures of the Coasts, and Sedhu. In Siberia, he has already directed two documentaries: Taiga, In the Tiger's Tracks  and The Orphan Bears of the Taiga. He is co-writer of the films The Besieged Fortress, White Tuft, The Little Beaver, Bonobos, Little Soldiers, Beyond Mountain Tops.

Sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza, The Safeway Foundation, Bellevue Club

Director: Guillaume Vincent
Principal Cast: Narrated by: Marion Cotillard
Premier Status: US Premiere
Country: France
Year: 2014
Running Time: 90 minutes
Producer: Thierry Commissionat, François de Carsalade du Pont, Benoit Tschieret, Guillaume Vincent
Screenplay: Yves Paccalet, Guillaume Vincent
Cinematographers: Lionel Jan Kerguistel
Music: Fabien Cali, Cécile Cobrel
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: Kinology
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