Described as a “drama made expressly for chimps”, APES AS FAMILY is an experiment in two parts: a fictional film about chimpanzee identity crisis, intercut with the responses of actual chimps when it “premiered” in the cage at the Edinburgh Zoo.
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Bizarre blend of anthropological study, documentary and what seems to be black comedy that results in a strange but fascinating watch. Short film from Rachel Mayeri that promises a future with interest. Well worth a quick watch.
Fascinating, even though I'm not sure what I just saw. Needs multiple viewings, but a wild and wonderful experiment in image association, and allay acting. Any intended narrative is pretty abstract. It's like a Charlie Kaufman film with a Herzog/Bunuel pseudo documentary narration.