23rd Annual Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival

Genesis (Non-fiction Features)
2004 - France - 90 minutes

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DIRECTOR: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
CAST: Sotigui Kouyaté

We’re not talking about the 80’s arena rock band, nor the first book of the bible, but we are talking about the history of the world. The new film from the directors of the incredibly successful Microcosmos; depicted in the detailed and operatic style of Winged Migration; Genesis is an even more ambitions project, detailing the creation of the universe, and all that is amongst it - the flora, the fauna, the human race. An African griot recounts the world’s creation in a tall tale, but this is a real story putting together pieces of our past. The birth of the universe, the formation of the Earth, the appearance of life, the emergence from the waters, the conquest of the earthly paradise… a frantic and eventful saga unfolds before our eyes. This flamboyant documentary is both modern and timeless making it a real feast for your eyes. Born in Paris, biologists Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou graduated from the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris and have been working as a team since 1969. Having developed special equipment and techniques for scientific photography, they have produced several documentaries for television and illustrated books on flora and fauna. Their first feature film Microcosmos took the world by storm and went onto win numerous international prizes including five Cesars in France.-AHS

PRODUCER: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou, Patrice Aubertel, William Lubtchansky, Cyril Tricot
SCREENWRITER: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nuridsany, Perennou, William Lobtchansky,Patrice Aubertel
EDITOR: Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Pauline Casalis
MUSIC: Bruno Coulais

Saturday, April 02 2:30pm St. Anthony Main Theatre
Sunday, April 03 5:30pm Crown Theaters Block E

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