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Le Tigre de Tasmanie

The Tasmanian Tiger

A thylacine, also known as Tasmanian tiger, paces back and forth inside a zoo. The footage dates back to the 1930s. The last Tasmanian tiger passed away in 1936 – Benjamin. A glacier is gradually melting, there’s no stopping it. Everything is white. Fire follows ice, in the form of an erupting volcano. The forests buckle and collapse under the burden of the lava that spreads out on top of them. Nature exceeds the edges of the screen and reinvents itself. Keaton’s images take their bearings from Romantic-era painting and Symbolism. The sounds of the French musical collective Les Marquises, situated somewhere between neofolk and industrial, underscore the chance of the new inherent in the destruction: dark, sinister, driving, unique and fantastic. Can, must nature empower itself in order to pre-empt its own extinction?
Maike Mia Höhne

by
Vergine Keaton

France 2018

Without dialogue

14 min · Colour

World premiere

Crew

Director
Vergine Keaton
Editing
Vergine Keaton
Producer
Ron Dyens
Animation
Rosalie Loncin
Sound Mixer
Lionel Guenoun, François Clos
Music
Martin Duru, Les Marquises, Jean-Sébastien Nouveau, Les Marquises

Biography

Vergine Keaton

Born in Lyon, France in 1981, she studied graphic design and film. Her first short animation Je criais contre la vie. Ou pour elle (2007) screened at countless festivals including Cannes as part of the ACID official selection. She followed it with Marzevan which was shown at Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation in Montreal, in Belo Horizonte, at Animanima and Riverside.

Filmography (short films)

2009 Je criais contre la vie. Ou pour elle 2015 Marzevan 2018 Le Tigre de Tasmanie (The Tasmanian Tiger)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Sacrebleu Productions
Paris, France
+33 1 42253027

World sales

Sacrebleu Productions
Paris, France
+33 1 42253027

Dates

Notes on Cinema #68: Zwischen Staff Pick, Filmmarkt & Archiv; Le Tigre de Tasmanie; Circle; Nuuca

  • Thu Feb 22 14:00
    Botschaft von Kanada - Canada Room (E)
    Registration required: brlinpa@international.gc.ca
Berlinale Shorts V: Step across the yesterday

Le Tigre de Tasmanie; Imfura; Onde o Verão Vai (episódios da juventude); While I yet Live

  • 180041
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    Sun Feb 18 21:30
    CinemaxX 3 (E)
  • 210062
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    Wed Feb 21 16:00
    CinemaxX 5 (E)
  • 220041
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    Thu Feb 22 21:30
    CinemaxX 3 (E)
  • 240371
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    Sat Feb 24 17:30
    Colosseum 1 (E)
Leaving Paradise

Le Tigre de Tasmanie; Onde o Verão Vai (episódios da juventude); Imfura; Alma Bandida; Burkina Brandenburg Komplex

  • 221552
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    Thu Feb 22 10:00
    Zoo Palast 2 (E)
    Cross Section Generation 14plus
Screening Shorts: Before Yesterday Takes Over

Le Tigre de Tasmanie; Die Schläferin; ‘abl ma ‘ansa; De Natura; While I yet Live

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    Thu Feb 22 14:00
    HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1) (E)
    Berlinale Talents

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