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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1978 - 29 July.6 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1978

What do circus animals do in winter, during the off season? They work, of course, and repeat the numbers that will be the joy of the public under the tent in September.
This film opens the backstage of a very rare place in Ile-de-France, in which we learn new animal tours before they resume their activity from the first beautiful days arrived.

Original Title L'HOMME ET LA BÊTE
Italian Title L'UOMO E LA BESTIA
Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Short Film, Documentary
Duration 6'
Production Year 1953
Nationality France
Directed by Marc de Gastyne

 regista marc de gastyneMARC DE GASTYNE

Marc Henri Benoist better known as Marco de Gastyne (born in Paris, France, on 15 July 1889) is a French painter, illustrator and later film director of more than fifteen films.
After studying painting, he worked at la Villa Médicis from 1911 to 1913. He also became an illustrator for the French journal La Baïonnette. Then he turned to cinema directing more than a dozen films between 1922 and 1962. His debut film co-directed with Franz Toussaint was Inch'Allah in 1922. His most known film is La Merveilleuse Vie de Jeanne d'Arc which he directed in 1929.
He discovered Dalida and promoted her in his film Le Masque de Toutankhamon in 1954.