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Art of the Real
47 Ratings

The Game

Les Proies

Directed by Marine de Contes
France, 2018
  • French
  • English, Spanish
Art of the Real


From their hut, men watch the autumn sky in the Landes. They listen to the rustling of the forest, on the lookout for passing birds. In a strange choreography, they pull on the strings of time to activate their trap. But their playground is under threat. All around, trees are falling.

Our take

What are the rules of this game? What is its sense of reward? What are the origins of this ritual? We close our Art of the Real partnership with a hypnotic documentary that traces the elaborate process of wood pigeon hunting and illuminates the dying tradition’s sense of quietude and thrill.

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