Nénette is the rarely-seen award-winning observational feature documentary by Nicolas Philibert about a 40-year-old female orangutan living in the Jardin des Plantes Zoo in Paris. Filmed with an unflinching gaze, our attention is split between the intense focus on Nénette and the overheard conversations from visitors reflected in the glass. Our perceptions of time are challenged through this intimate portrait of an animal in captivity.
The screening will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion with specialists in the fields of filmmaking, anthropology and zoology.
The film is in French with English subtitles, Certificate PG.
Saturday 31st March 7:00pm
Summerhall, Red Lecture Theatre
Created and organised by University of Edinburgh Masters students in Film, Exhibition and Curation, Timescapes: Nénette (2010) and Our Perceptions of Time is taking place as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.