Time Out says
Small details are magnified by Philibert’s long, quiet takes, and Nénette’s mundane human characteristics make us consider our own lives and how we relate to the natural world. Are we wrong to apply human ideas to her? We’re told that, docile as she seems, Nénette’s upbringing was painful and until recently she met human contact with violent indifference. Of course, some may feel sad that we only see her in a sparse, sanitised environment, and Philbert earwigs on the reflections of those who pass by the zoo so we can develop our own ideas about whether casual voyeurism merits a lifetime in captivity. And if big questions aren’t for you, this is still just a wonderful film to gawp at.
- Release date:Friday 4 February 2011
- Duration:70 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Nicolas Philibert