Seasons

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France | 2015 | 95 minutes | Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

From Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, the Oscar®-nominated creators of Winged Migration and Oceans, comes a history of Europe told through the paws, claws, and hooves of the animals that inhabit the continent. Recommended for ages 5+ (includes scenes of animals feeding on other animals, depicted very tastefully).

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Snowy fields surround a herd of bison, huddled together for warmth, as the last flurries of winter shroud their heavy coats in a location far from civilization. The icicles are melting. A flock of birds gracefully returning to their homelands brings us to a heightened realization that a breath of new air has arrived for animals of all shapes and sizes across the vast continent of Europe: spring. Bringing us the history of Europe's varied natural landscapes from the perspectives of the animals that inhabit them, veteran nature-documentarian duo Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (Winged Migration) bring us their latest film, Seasons. Using the natural pattern of seasonal changes to set the scene and appearances by human intruders to gauge the time period, magnificent shots of Europe are only the background to the main stars of the film and their stories of survival in a rapidly changing habitat. Though the role human actors play in this film is minimal, we are asked about the implications of our individual impact on animals and the environment in our backyards and across the world. Seasons seeks to put humans into the paws, claws, and hooves of animals and their stories of adjusting to the pursuits of mankind and the ever-present cycle of the seasons.

Director Biography
Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud are dominant forces in French documentary cinema. Their nature films Winged Migration (2001) and Oceans (2009) have captivated audiences of all ages around the world and have won them a César Award and an Academy Award® nomination.

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  • Original Language Title: Saisons
  • Director: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud
  • Premiere Status: North American Premiere
  • Country: France, Germany
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Producer: Jacques Perrin, Nicolas Elghozi
  • Screenplay: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Stéphane Durand
  • Cinematographers: Stéphane Aupetit, Michel Benjamin, Jérôme Bouvier, Laurent Charbonnier, Philippe Garguil, Eric Guich
  • Editors: Vincent Schmitt
  • Music: Bruno Coulais
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Oceans (doc, 2009); Empire of Mid-South (doc, 2002); Winged Migration (doc, 2001)
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Music Box Films
  • International Sales: Path_ International