WOLF TOTEM / WOLF TOTEM

2015, Colour, China, France, World Greats

 

Production Team

Director : Jean-Jacques Annaud

Screenwriter : Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Lu Wei, John Collee. D’après le roman de/Based on the novel by: Jiang Rong

Cinematographer : Jean-Marie Dreujou

Editor : Reynald Bertrand

Cast : Feng Shaofeng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Yin Zhusheng, Basen Zhabu

Music : James Horner

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Max Wang, Xu Jianhai, China Film Co., Ltd. / Beijing Forbidden City Film Co., Ltd..


 

Synopsis

In Jean-Jacques Annaud's film adaptation of Jiang Rong's best-selling novel, a young Beijing student is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads’ traditional enemies -- the marauding wolves -- to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world. “Annaud is also clearly taken with the ecological message of natural balance that plays such a big part in the tribe’s relationship with the animals and landscapes around them and one of the film’s tangential pleasures is how Wolf Totem suggests the passing of the seasons, its impact on the yurt-dwelling nomads and the way it implicitly acknowledges how a centuries-old lifestyle is quickly being destroyed by the enormous country’s need to feed its ever-growing population.” -- Boyd van Hoeij (Hollywood Reporter)

 

Director

French film director, screenwriter and producer Jean-Jacques Annaud began his career by directing television advertisements in the late 1960s. In his first feature film, BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR (1976), he used personal experience obtained during his own military service in Cameroon. The film won an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. His third film QUEST FOR FIRE received two Césars for best film and best director. Among his subsequent films: THE NAME OF THE ROSE (1986), THE LOVER (1992), SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET (1997), ENEMY AT THE GATES (2001), TWO BROTHERS (2004), DAY OF THE FALCON (2011).


 

Projections

Saturday August 29, 2022 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Saturday August 29, 2022 - 09:30 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


 

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