France | 2023 | 83 min

In 1991, Luc Jacquet left for his first mission in Antarctica, but then he has kept on coming back to this land and has become one of most acclaimed documentary filmmakers, especially after the extraordinarily successful March of the Penguins (2005 Academy Award). Thirty years on, Jacquet went back to where everything began, taking the viewers on an intimate and personal journey into the heart of a grandiose wilderness, across Patagonia and the southernmost end of the Andes, down to Tierra del Fuego, from where he embarked on a bumpy sail to the continent that continues to appeal to him. The stunning black-and-white footage filmed by a trio of cinematographers (Christophe Graillot, Jérôme Bouvier, and Sarah Del Ben) responds to the director's desire to render in images the majestic landscapes and greatness of those who inhabit them. However, it is above all the director’s commentary that creates an emotional dimension full of imagery on the sense of discovery that has characterized a lifetime. (a.s.)

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 08 Nov 2023
  • Time: 14:30


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Luc Jacquet


Luc Jacquet

Luc Jacquet's first feature-length film, La Marche de l'empereur (2005), was seen by 25 million viewers all over the world and won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2006. In 2017, he organized an artistic expedition to Antarctica with photographer Vincent Munier and diver Laurent Ballesta, which became the film March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (2017).

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