ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT)
Wild Bunch 2014
Directed by: Luc Jacquet
Venue: Embassy of France
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ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT) (France, 2013, 78 min.)
Winner, 2014 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
U.S. Premiere The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé to the very top of the tropical rainforest canopy, chronicling seven centuries in the life of this “green lung” of the world. This beautiful film was shot in an untouched region of the Peruvian Amazon and in Gabon. Including spectacular animation, and drawing on extensive research, Jacquet and Hallé lead viewers on an expedition into the depths of the tropical forest and into the very heart of life on earth. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Luc Jacquet. Produced by Yves Darondeau, Christopher Lioud, and Emmanuel Priou.
Introduced by Frédéric Doré, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of France.
Presentation of the Polly Krakora Award by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmaker Luc Jacquet follows screening.
This screening is fully booked.