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Film Festival
of Navarra
Film Festival
of Navarra

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Country: France
Year: 2010
Duration: 70'
Direction: Nicolas Philibert
Cinematographer: Katell Djian, Nicolas Philibert
Production: Katya Laraison

Spanish premiere
Born in 1969 in the forests of Borneo, Nénette has just turned 40. It is rare for an orang-utan to reach such a venerable age! A resident of the menagerie at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris since 1972, she spent more time there than any member of staff. The unrivalled star of the place, she sees hundreds of visitors file past her cage each day. And, of course, each one of them has comments to make… Behind the glass, Nénette is a mirror. A screen for our projections. We attribute all kinds of feelings, intentions and even thoughts to her. In talking about her, we talk about ourselves. In looking at her, we include ourselves in the picture.

Nicolas Philibert

Nicolas Philibert. He was born in Nancy, France, in 1951. He studied Philosophy at the University of Grenoble and, at the age of just 19, worked as assistant grip, assistant prop man and even as an extra in the film Les Camisards (The French Calvinists), directed by René Allio in 1970. Two years later, he moved to Paris, where he worked alongside directors of the stature of Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta. Considered one of the greatest documentarists of our times, he has made several short- and medium-length films, and has directed ten feature films.
Nénette, 2010
Retour en Normandie, 2006

Être et avoir, 2002
Qui sait?, 1998
La moindre des choses, 1996
Un animal, des animaux, 1994
Le Pays des sourds, 1992
Patrons 78 / 91, 1991
La Ville Louvre, 1990
Migraine, 1989
Le Come-back de Baquet, 1988
Vas-y Lapébie !, 1988
La Mesure de l’exploit, 1987
Trilogie pour un homme seul, 1987
Y'a pas d’malaise, 1986
Christophe, 1985
La Face nord du camembert, 1985
Patrons / Télévisions, 1978 (with Gérad Mordillat)
La voix de son maître, 1978 (with Gérad Mordillat)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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