Films byTexts by Nicolas Philibert
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Nicolas Philibert, 2010, 70’

Nénette is a French documentary film about a 40-year-old female orangutan living in the menagerie of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

 

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Nicolas Philibert, 2018, 105’

« Nicolas Philibert demande au spectateur de son nouveau documentaire un peu la patience dont doivent s’armer les apprentis infirmiers et infirmières qui sont sujets.

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Nicolas Philibert, 1997, 105’

Every summer the residents and nurses at La Borde psychiatric hospital put on a play. In 1995 they performed a work by Witold Gombrowicz, who fully understood what the residents also know: that feelings can't be “crammed into words.”

 

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Nicolas Philibert, 2002, 104’

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

 

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Nicolas Philibert, 1992, 99’

“The film implicitly reflects on three different kinds of language – the different languages spoken in movies, the so-called language of cinema, and Sign, specifically the language of the deaf.

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Nicolas Philibert, 1990, 84’

“In France we have a saying: ‘Le chemin se fait en marchant’; the path is made by walking it. And that, for better or worse, is how I tend to work as a film-maker. I make my documentaries from a position of ignorance and curiosity.