Monday, December 20, 2010
TrustMovies is not actually all that sure about her weight: It may be only 300 pounds, perhaps less. But she is by far the best ape-on-film since "Jenny" in last year's Creation, and she easily carries NÉNETTE -- the film that bears her name -- proving a subject of unending interest and delight. Made by the man, Nicolas Philibert (shown below), who some years back gave us one of the best films about children and schools (To Be and to Have), the movie quite cleverly leads us into the life of this 40-year-old Parisian.
CREATURE COMFORTS (made in 1989) in which a journalist interviews zoo animals who talk (in various cleverly-concocted accents) of their experiences. Both films, I believe, are very anti-zoo: Nénette quietly and gradually, Creatures Comforts, obviously and humorously. The double bill (Nénette is being released via Kino International) opens in New York City at Film Forum this Wednesday, December 22, for a two-week run. Check screening dates and times here.