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The Nicolas Philibert Collection - Preview & competition

The Nicolas Philibert Collection

Preview by Jack Foley

THE Nicolas Philibert Collection, released on June 27, brings together a collection of remarkable works by the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nicolas Philibert. To mark its release we have one to give away.

Included in the set are: Nénette: Born in the jungles of Borneo forty years ago, Nénette the orangutan is now the most senior inhabitant of the world’s oldest zoo. In this awe-inspiring, tender and funny film, we observe Nénette’s daily life and eavesdrop on the conversations of her many visitors.

Étre et Avoir: This charming and intimate portrait of a single-class primary school in rural France and its inspirational teacher offers a touching and absorbing look at the heart of a village community.

La Ville Louvre: This spellbinding behind the scenes look at the world’s greatest art museum reveals a secret world of private chambers, miles of underground passages and vast reserves containing thousands of priceless paintings, sculptures and objects.

Back to Normandy: Philibert revisits the Normandy village location of a film he worked on early in his career, I Pierre Riviere. Thirty years on, this captivating documentary examines the impact the filming had on the local people.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question…

Q. What was the subject of Philibert’s breakthrough film Étre et Avoir?

A) A Primary School
B) A Hospital
C) A Prison

Simply send the answer to Nicolas Philibert DVD competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

The Nicolas Philibert Collection is released on June 27, 2011.