- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 2/19/2013
Fascinating and beguiling, Bestiaire is filmmaker Denis C(T's (Curling) mesmerizing meditation on the relationships between animals and people through the seasons at a Quebec safari park. This strikingly gorgeous work about the act of looking slyly blurs the line between observer and observed (the film opens with art students sketching taxidermy creatures). And despite lack of a traditional narrative, there is dramatic tension in each exquisitely framed shot: A cage door under attack from a growling lion; the scurrying striped legs of zebras in a pen; the long stare of a bull, straight into camera. Contemplative and enthralling, Bestiaire is cinema at it's purest.