Frugale Nature (Switzerland)
April 24 May 2 2020

Frugal Nature

Frugale Nature

  • Carole Messmer


Listening, observing, touching, tasting. Moving through a space that is still pristine, undomesticated, that of the state of nature. He is there to reconnect with that state, she is doing a course on edible wild plants, another woman regrets spending her days in front of a computer... About 15 of them have set off for a week, with their rucksacks, to walk in the forest, to reflect alone or together on their existence constrained by a highly toxic consumer society. Step by step, Carole Messmer follows these temporary nomads in detox, who teach themselves to survive with only the resources found in the woods: gathering in baskets made from rushes, meals taken around the fire in plates improvised from barks, bivouacs under the stars on a carpet of moss... The camera, tactile, films the hands that feel around, the bodies that are relearning freedom of movement, another relationship to time, a handful of humans who are experiencing the principles and limits of a frugal life in a community, who talk about it and dream of autonomy in a world from which they feel estranged. 
Emmanuel Chicon
Length: 76'
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2019
Language(s): French
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019


Carole Messmer  (Anachroniques Films)

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Carole Messmer
Anachroniques Films
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Language(s):  French
Subtitles:  English
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