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Le Taxidermiste

In a tiny French workshop in the middle of nowhere - Jacques Gilbert brings the dead back to life.
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Le Taxidermiste - Trailer

Overview

Genre
Arts, Portrait, Human Interest, and Nature
Synopsis

Working from his ramshackle home studio in rural France, taxidermist Jacques Gilbert breathes
new life into dead skin - transforming plaster, metal and flesh into eerily lifelike sculptured animals.
From improvising his first animal at the age of 12 through to the realities of working surrounded by
death, Jacques offers a fascinating insight into his life and passion for this often misunderstood craft.

Shot in spectacular closeup - Le Taxidermiste puts the viewer right at Jacques shoulder, giving
intimate access to this mysterious and ghostly world as Jacques works to reclaim another animal
from falling into dust.

Stage
finished
Running time
18 minutes

Credits

  • Prisca Bouchet ... Co-director, Co-Producer, Camera
  • Nick Mayow ... Co-director, Co-producer, Sound, Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
LOOM Films
Country
New Zealand
Years of Production
2013
Locations
France (Isère)

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
New Zealand International Film Festival 2013, Big Sky Documentary Festival 2014
Awards
Best Self-funded Short Film at 2013 New Zealand Film Awards
Language
French
Subtitles
English

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