26 Jul

Becoming animal (Case Study)

21:15 HS / Sala Zitarrosa


Shot in Grand Teton National Park, this immersive essay film draws together the distinct sensibilities of filmmakers Emma Davie and Peter Mettler and philosopher David Abram to encounter the spaces where humans and animals meet. A subversive nature film in which we pique our senses to witness the so-called natural world—which in turn witnesses us.

Director: Peter Mettler, Emma Davie / Producer: Cornelia Seitler, Rebecca Day, Brigitte Hofer, Sonja Henrici / Production company: Maximage, SDI Productions / Executive production: Cornelia Seitler / Cinematography: Peter Mettler / Edition: Peter Mettler, Emma Davie / Sound: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Mettler

Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom / Year: 2018 / Duration: 78' / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark – 2018. Docs Against Gravity, Warsaw & Wroclaw, Poland – 2018. Documenta Madrid – 2018. Bildrausch Filmfestival, Basel, Switzerland – 2018. Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, United Kingdom – 2018. Filmfest München, Munich, Germany – 2018.



You can buy your ticket for this movie for $UY 150 in tickantel or in the box office.
Participants accredited to DocMontevideo and holders of the Documentary Week Pass have free access presenting their credential.

After the exhibition, case study with:

Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler (Switzerland-Canada) is known for a diversity of work in image and sound mediums – foremost for his multi-awarded films such as “Picture of Light” (1994), “Gambling, Gods and LSD” (2002) and “The End of Time” (2012). but also as a photographer and groundbreaking live audio/visual mixing performer. His work bridges the gap between experimental, narrative, personal essay, and documentary. He has collaborated with an extensive range of international artists and has been honored with awards and retrospectives worldwide. As cinematographer, he has worked with directors such as Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald and Jennifer Baichwal, among others; and he has collaborated with several international artists. He was part of the Toronto New Wave filmmakers collective in the 1980s. His last film “Becoming Animal” co-directed with Emma Davie, was launched this year at CPH:DOX.

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