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Anonymous Animals [Les Animaux Anonymes] w/ Killing Small Animals

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WARNING: Both of these films feature unsettling imagery involving animals. Viewer discretion advised.


Set in a remote, rural countryside in decline, Anonymous Animals is a film without dialogue - one that focuses on gesture and sound design to tell the story of a time and place where the balance of power between man and animal has shifted. This dark, clever and unsettling feature began as a nightmarish childhood image of a carnivorous horse attacking a man. The writer/director transformed this image and his experiences growing up in a rural environment into a story about humans coming under the domination of anthropomorphic animals that act in accordance with otherwise human codes, as exploiters and hunters.

Anonymous Animals is the debut feature film of director Baptiste Rouveure. His previous film work includes the 2018 award winning short film ‘Altera,’ in which thirteen dancers talk about rejection. His 2012 short film ‘And the Winner,’ which depicted a boxer fighting with his double, received the Best Short Film Award at the 35th Rassegna Cinematographica Internazionale Festival, Italy.

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  • Runtime
    64 minutes
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  • Director
    Baptiste Rouveure
  • Screenwriter
    Baptiste Rouveure
  • Cast
    Thierry Marcos, Aurélien Chilarsky, Pauline Guilpain, and Emilien Lavaut