The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the sixth Art of the Real featuring a vibrant slate of nonfiction and hybrid films by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world.
The Game (Les Proies)
NAME OF FILM: THE GAME (LES PROIES)
DIRECTOR(S): Marine de Contes
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: In this strikingly photographed work of observational nonfiction, director Marine de Contes studies the strange sport of wood pigeon hunting. Deep in France’s Landes forest, a group of gamesmen jerry-rig a complex system of pulleys, tunnels, platforms, and cages; as they patiently await their prey, conversations highlight the cultural and familial traditions still honored by the practice, even as the distant sound of falling trees signals its imminent demise. With close observation, de Contes captures a dying ritual with care and curiosity.
The 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest film program lineup presents bold and innovative non-fiction films made by some of the most authentic international filmmakers working today.