À quoi rêvent les vieux ours?
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Meanderings through a city and associations between sequences of animals enclosed in zoos and their depiction in furniture and objects. Notes on language customs, confinement, abnormal behaviour, nostalgia for savagery, a museum of natural history and male-female relations. Filmed in Super 8 and video, this tape was produced after the famous case of a Japanese cannibal that rocked the Parisian media.

1982
France
26:00
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Michèle Waquant
Music
Yma Sumac
Text
Fables de La Fontaine
Légende indienne
Louise Michel
Voice
Jean-Caude Marquette
Michèle Waquant
Pauline Arsenault
Participants
Jacqueline Dupanier
Membres de Cairn
Production
Cairn

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo

Documentation

Further information

"Now Michèle Waquant’s video camera is filming white (polar?) bears. Here she examines the erratic behaviour of these animals in captivity. In half-tone, her allusions refer to the wild and civilised worlds, to cannibalism, to virility and femininity, in a sort of journey between city and zoo".

VIAU, René. «Le jeu des distances», 1992, p. 57.

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Sensational news item, News, Essay, Human relations, Animal, Fantasy