LES SAISONS * (Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, Washington USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Les Saisons—
great cinematography—becomes difficult to classify. At first the documentary seems to be a story about animals (like Animal Planet or Discovery shows). Then, the viewer realizes that this filming has been accomplished over several years with the repetitive theme of an animal gets killed or dies...some survive a season, some do not, and a certain uncomfortable redundancy appears which reminds one of conversations with people who greet each day, year after year with the same conversation about the weather. At the end of the show, one feels that they just watched a message movie and are left with the question of what exactly is the message?

Film Poster Courtesy of French Wikipedia


This documentary presents an exceptionally creative and artistic cinematographic look at how nature engulfs life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Nicolas Elghozi and Jacques Perrin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Pascal Tréguy.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. For the artistic effect and the terrific cinematography, give this movie a whirl. It could serve as a background flick for parties due to its unique presentation where cinematography dominates narration. But, programs such as Animal Planet seem to offer more for time and money spent, especially for children.

*Also known as “Seasons”

Ben Meyers

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