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Enfant des neiges (L')

A Feature film by Nicolas Vanier

Produced by AB Films

Release in France : 20/12/1995

    Synopsis

    Nicolas Vanier, explorer of the Far North, sets off with his family on a year-long treck through northern Canada on the trail of Jack London, from British Columbia to Dawson, Alaska. His daughter, Montaine, aged 18 months at the start of the journey, learns to talk through her relationship with Otchoum the dog, and her immersion in a world of bears, moose and great lakes.

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    AB Films

    French distribution :

    AB Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    AB International Distribution

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    Subject

    "(...) In "L'Enfant des neiges", we could have shown the decline of the Indians and the road being built through the mountains that wrecks everything. However, extraordinary landscapes have more power and prove that enormous tracts of land are still preserved. (...) I've always respected the rhythm of the dogs or horses on my journeys. This time, it was a child's rhythm. Life isn't easy at minus 40° C but it's not tougher than in the polluted atmosphere of August in Paris. We weren't aiming (...) to accomplish a world first. On the contrary, it was more like a "last" since no one lives in the forest the way we did."

    (Nicolas Vanier)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Berda

    Director of Photography :

    Nicolas Vanier

    Production Manager :

    Dominique Rigaud

    Editor :

    Dominique Mallen

    Costume designer :

    Sophie Dwernicki

    Screenwriter :

    Nicolas Vanier

    Sound recordist :

    Diane Vanier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Brigitte ROQUEMAUREL (de)

    Music Composer :

    Gérard Salesses

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Science and nature

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    20/12/1995

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    88.140

    Visa issue date :

    29/11/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color