Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud prepare Les saisons
by Fabien Lemercier
- The filmmakers behind Winged Migration and Oceans are location scouting for a new film about Europe's diverse fauna and flora
Blue chips at the French and international box office, documentary filmmaker duo Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (photo) are preparing their next feature-length documentary, Les saisons [+see also:
film profile] (lit. "The seasons"). The film is to retrace the history of Europe's diverse fauna and flora since the Ice Age. The filmmakers are currently looking for a forest to be used as a backdrop for the filming.
The success of Winged Migration (2.7 million admissions in France in 2001-2002 and 4.6 million viewers in the rest of the world, nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2003) and Oceans [+see also:
film profile] (2.8 million cinema-goers in France in 2010 and 7.5 million internationally) gave international visibility to the two filmmakers and to their production company Galatée Films (headed by Jacques Perrin), a company that also did very well in 2004 with its fiction feature The Chorus [+see also:
film profile]. Pathé, who is a 15.6 % shareholder in the company, will most probably distribute Les saisons in France and sell it internationally. Filming is not expected to start before the winter 2012-2013.
(Translated from French)