Each week FILMCLUB’s experts in film pick a selection of their favourite cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.
This week is a quiet week for family films, but there’s still a great film to see in Nenette!
FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 9+
Running Time: 70 mins
Year Produced: 2010
Director: Nicholas Philibert
Meet Nenette: she was born in the forests of Borneo in 1969 but has lived in Paris for forty years, has had four children by three ‘husbands’, and each year some 600,000 people come to visit her.
Nenette isn’t a human, but one of man’s closest ancestors: an orangutan living in France’s Jardins des Plantes, the oldest zoo in the world.
Director Nicolas Philibert is best known for his award-winning 2002 film, Etre et Avoir, an enchanting and thought-provoking portrait of life in a remote mountain school – and here he takes the same approach to his unique subject.
Check out the trailer:
Like this? Try: Grizzly Man, March of The Penguins, Gorillas In The Mist, The Story of The Weeping Camel, Etre Et Avoir
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