Films Verde Giffoni


Bella e Vipulan hanno 16 anni e fanno parte di una generazione convinta che il loro futuro sia minacciato. Cambiamento climatico, sesta estinzione di massa. Entro 50 anni il loro mondo potrebbe diventare inabitabile. Hanno dato l’allarme più volte ma nulla è cambiato. Così decidono di risalire alla fonte del problema: il nostro rapporto con gli altri esseri viventi. Durante un viaggio straordinario, capiranno che siamo profondamente legati a tutte le altre specie. E che salvandole, salveremo anche noi stessi. L'essere umano credeva di potersi separare dalla natura, ma è la natura: anche lui è un Animale.

Original Title Animal
Category Out of competition
Section In Society & Out of Society
Tipology Documentary, Feature Film
Duration 105'
Production Year 2021
Nationality France
Directed by Cyril Dion
Screenplay Cyril Dion, Walter Bouvais
Director of photography Alexandre Léglise
Editor Sandie Bompar
Sound Romain De Gueltzl
Music Sébastien Hoog, Xavier Polycarpe
With Bella Lack, Vipulan Puvaneswaran
Production Capa, Bright Bright Bright (France)


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After a brief career as a comedian, Cyril has coordinated a series of projects for the Foundation Hommes de Parole. He helped organize the Israeli-Palestinian Congress in Caux, Switzerland, in 2003. He worked on the 1st and the 2nd World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace, in Brussels in 2005 and in Seville in 2006. In 2007 he created, along with Pierre Rabhi and some friends, the movement of Hummingbirds, which he directed until July 2013. Today he is spokesperson of the movement and member of the board. He co-founded the magazine Kaizen. In 2010 he co-produced with Hummingbirds the documentary SOLUTIONS LOCALES POUR UN DÉSORDRE GLOBAL, directed by Coline Serreau. In 2014 he published a collection of poems, Assis sur le fil (Ed. La Table Ronde) and in 2015 he directed with Mélanie Laurent the documentary TOMORROW (Demain). The film won a César for best documentary and was presented in several festivals, including the 2016 Giffoni Film Festival.

Director's statement

“In 2014, when I shot the film TOMORROW with Mélanie Laurent, we had the chance to meet and interview Anthony Barnosky and Liz Hadly, two scientists from Stanford University, specialists in the study of species. By listening to them, by doing research, I took the measure of what scientists around the world call the sixth mass extinction. The last time so many species disappeared in such large numbers and in such a short time was during the age of the dinosaurs. Not only does this situation jeopardize our own existence, but it questions our place on this planet. In view of all the discoveries on the intelligence and sensitivity of animals, do human beings have the right to colonize all of space and voluntarily or involuntarily eradicate all other forms of life on Earth? With this film, we wanted, like what I was able to do in TOMORROW, to understand how we arrived at this situation, but above all what solutions are available to us.”






nternational distribution/distribuzione internazionale

festival contact

Orange Studio (France)