Reminiscent of critically acclaimed pastoral documentaries like Sweetgrass, Emmanuel Gras’ Cattle is distinguished by a combination of masterly restraint, visual beauty, and a rare commitment to capturing the details of animal life without sentimentality or symbolism. Gras’ camera patiently observes a herd of cows as they move across the gorgeous open landscapes of the French countryside, mostly free of human disturbance. Crafted with great technical acuity and sensitivity to the rhythms of the natural world, Cattle is a uniquely immersive cinematic experience.
With Odeon Dancing
Directed by Kathy Sebbah
(2011) 26min, DCP
Every week at the Odéon Dancing Club, an orchestra plays as couples are formed or brought closer together.