Directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud
US release date: November 25, 2016

After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age.

Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time—the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established, and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later that man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare.

With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, Seasons is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world.

"Where we stand now, whether in Paris, London, or Berlin, used to be covered with immense forests, stretching as far as the eye can see. The undergrowth resonated with the hooves of bison, aurochs, horses, and deer, with their bellowing and lowing. The whole of Europe was experiencing the golden age of the forest, a period during which trees could die of old age, could die standing. These trees that, over the course of thousands of years, were transformed into a rich and fertile soil, these forests of bygone days that make our harvests so abundant today.

We must accept that these wild species are not governed by our rules and calculations, and do not respond to our demands for profitability nor our esthetic criteria.
The human race doesn’t just need what the forest produces, it needs the unpredictability of the living world. It needs dreams, adventures, and surprises. Our thirst for perfection is impossible to quench. It needs an adventure playground that corresponds to its immensity."

Jacques Perrin

SEASONS directed by Jacques Perrin & Jacques Cluzaud

Distributed by Music Box

> Opens in New York, November 18 at the Sunshine Cinema

> Opens in theatres around the country, November 25

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