The team behind Winged Migration returns with their most breathtaking film to date, a trip across and through the oceans themselves. Jacques Perrin (who also created Microcosmos) and Jacques Cluzaud have worked with three different teams for several years on the world’s oceans, shooting thousands of hours of footage of a myriad assortment of creature: dolphins, sperm whales, giant squids, and more. For Perrin, “this proliferation of life is extraordinary. But the danger in showing these beautiful images is that they give the impression that everything is wonderful. So we have to show both the exuberance and frailty of the ocean.” Wondrous, imaginative, and ultimately life-affirming, Oceans lights up the screen with its images and obvious love for the beauty this world offers. “The first lesson children should be taught is to really look at nature,” Perrin says. “If they are to protect it later, they have to appreciate it and love it.” —meiff.com
Jacques Perrin (born Jacques André Simonet; 13 July 1941) is a French actor and filmmaker. He is occasionally credited as Jacques Simonet. Simonet was his father’s name and Perrin his mother’s.
Perrin was born in Paris. His father, Alexandre Simonet, was a theatre director. Perrin was trained as an actor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique.
He was given his first juvenile film roles by Italian director Valerio Zurlini. He also gave over 400 performances of L’Année du bac on the Paris stage.
He played opposite Claudia Cardinale in the romantic comedy La Ragazza con la valigia and played the younger brother in Family Diary with Marcello Mastroianni, both under the direction of Zurlini. He was also the adult Salvatore in the international hit Cinema Paradiso.
He won two Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival in 1966 for the Italian film Almost a Man and the Spanish film The Search.
At 27, he created a studio and produced and… read more
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