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La Clé des Champs
Director: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

France, Drama, 2011, 81 min, lithuanian
A deserted pond in the countryside becomes a refuge far from the world of grownups for two lonely children. They fall under the spell of this wild place that, little by little, draws them closer to each other and gives them the strength to cope with life. Seen through their eyes, and through their imaginations, the pond becomes a secret kingdom, both marvellous and frightening, thronging with creatures born from  dreams or nightmares. The children experience an initiation, brief and  intense, from which they will emerge transformed. Made by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou, directors of the famous documentary film “Microcosmos”,“The Field of Enchantment” reveals the filmmakers‘ passion for nature. Using powerful filming equipment for close observation of plant and animal life, the directors create a poetic, enchanted vision of nature and reveal that the greatest wonders can be discovered in the heart of the ordinary.
 
About the directors:
 
Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou (both born in 1946 in Paris, France) are french directors, screenwriters and photographers. They received Masters degrees in biology at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France). They have worked together since 1969, beginning with articles and photographs dedicated to nature. In 1976 they were awarded the Niepce Prize for their photographic work, which has been the subject of numerous exhibitions both in France and worldwide. They have authored many articles (texts and photographs) for prestigious French and international publications and written some dozen books. Since the beginning of their collaboration Nuridsany and Pérennou shared a passion for cinema. So having first directed short films for television, since 1993 they have devoted themselves to filmmaking. Their first two documentary films “Microcosmos” (1996) and “Genesis” (2004) became hits in cinemas all over the world and won numerous awards in film festivals. Their latest film “The Field of Enchantment” combines documentary and fiction. Using filming technique, developed especially for their documentaries, Nuridsany and Pérennou capture the beauty of nature and transform it to magic and aesthetic visual tale, enriched with fascinating music by the award-winning composer Bruno Coulais.
Section: Learning from Cinema

Screenplay: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou

Dir. of Photography: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou, Laurent Charbonnier, Laurent Desmet

Music: Bruno Coulais

Cast: Simon Delagnes, Lindsey Henocque, Denis Podalydès