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PULSE

Robin Petré | Hungary, Portugal, Belgium 2016 | 26 Min. | OmeU

Tuesday, 09.05.2017, 7:30 pm | tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal
(Award Ceremony & ISA Short Film Programme)

Wednesday, 10.05.2017, 8 pm | tickets
Votiv Kino | votiv3

AUSTRIAN PREMIERE
This film is nominated for the International Shorts Award (ISA).

 

One of Europe's largest deer farms lies hidden in the hills of southern Hungary and is home to more than 1,500 strong red deer. The animals are essentially still wild. They were first caught in the forest and brought to the farm only 25 years ago – and the handling of them is a physical conflict between man and animal. Pulse is a poetic, creative documentary playing on the line between raw reality and dreamy, sensorial experience. Through the deer farm, the film gives a close look at human-animal relations and the imperialistic way we deal with nature. The film interweaves present day footage with archive photographs from the beginning of deer farming in Hungary in the 1980s. The story follows the beat of the rhythmic pulses transcending the deer farm: from the skittish deer to the farmers who keep them to the electric pulsation running through the fences separating the farm deer from the wild.

Biography

Robin Petré is an award-winning director of creative documentaries. Born and raised in the scenic countryside of Denmark, she often finds inspiration in nature. She holds an MA in Documentary Film Directing from Doc Nomads, the European traveling film school, and has studied and worked with film and media in seven countries across four continents, including Australia, USA, Thailand, Hungary and more.


Awards

  • 59th DOK LEIPZIG 2016, GERMANY (Germany) *SILVER DOVE FOR AN OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION*
  • 14TH DOCLISBOA 2016 (Portugal) *LA GUARIMBA - GREEN YEARS AWARD*
  • INDUSTRY SECTION, 20th JIHLAVA INT. DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Czech Republic) *SILVER EYE AWARD*
  • 6th ECOFEST 2016 (Romania) *BEST SHORT FILM*
  • 14th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SIGNES DE NUIT 2016 (France) *SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE SIGNS AWARD*


Screenings

  • SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2016
  • VISIONS DU RÉEL - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016
  • DOCLISBOA 2016
  • DOK LEIBZIG 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ECOLOGY FILMS 2016
  • BOGOTÁ SHOT FILM FESTIVAL - BOGOSHORTS 2016
  • LISTAPAD - MINSK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT 2016


Website

www.robinpetre.com/PULSE

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