06th - 11th October 2016
bande annonce

A praga

Sunday 05th October 2014 from 17h00 to 18h45
Salle 3 / IPGP

Directed by
Hélène Robert et Jérémy Perrin
Written by
Hélène Robert et Jérémy Perrin
Produced by
© Hélène Robert et Jérémy Perrin

Documentary, France, Portugal, 2013, 74 min

French Premiere.

This film will be screened with French subtitles.

In the city of Porto, rumors spread about the increasingly threatening presence of seagulls. The narrator takes us on a journey which often touches horror, grotesque and surreal atmospheres. Scientific experts mix advice with radically non-scientific accounts. Folk stories provide the fictional narrative thread of the film.

Stories which might bring to the film a fantastic, moving or horrific tone and suggest a more universal idea: the complex dialogue between humans and animals, endlessly opposing and attracting, constantly moving between fear and fascination. Spectacular camerawork and an extremely accurate sound design accompany José Roseira, the enigmatic guide and protagonist, as he tries to understand, at the risk of getting lost.
A documentary “disaster movie”, flirting with our memories of Hitchcock’s The Birds. (VDR 2014)


Debate with :

  • Jérémy Perrin, Director
  • Hélène Robert, Director
  • Romain Julliard, Ecology and Management Department of Biodiversity , professor at the Muséum