PULSE

creative documentary  I  26’  I  2016 
filmed in Hungary


director : Robin Petré
producer : Robin Petré/DocNomads
cinematography : Robin Petré
editing : Robin Petré
sound design : Rudolf Varhegyi
music by : András Emszt
creative Consultants : Tamás Almási, Péter Forgács, Attila Kékesi, Karen Everett, Tamás Kollányi


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One of Europe’s largest deer farms lies hidden in the hills of southern Hungary and is home to more than 1,500 strong red deer. The animals are essentially still wild. They were first caught in the forests and brought to the farm only 25 years ago.
This poetic, highly sensorial film is both an immersive experience and a close look at human-animal relations as well as the way we co-exist with nature. The film loosely follows the beating rhythms transcending the farm: from the deer to the farmers to the electric fences separating the domesticated animals from the wild.

“When stags are kept in captivity the borderline between autonomy and servitude runs through every single individual animal. With PULSE, Danish filmmaker Robin Petré has produced an entrancingly beautiful work and an astute reflection on the history and present state of this kind of animal husbandry.”

    — Ralph Eue / DOK Leipzig

DOK Leipzig
Silver Dove for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution
FICMEC Intl. Environmental Film Festival
Best Short Documentary Film
FIKE Évora International Short Film Festival
Best Documentary
Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival
Silver Eye Award/Best Short Documentary
Doclisboa
Green Years Award
ECOFEST
Best Short Film
Festival International Signes de Nuit
Special Mention for the Signs Award
Listapad Minsk Intl. Film Festival
International Film School Award (shared prize)
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Nominated for the Student Doc Award
Visions du Réel
Nominated in the Premier Pas competition
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Nominated in the Nordic Competition
Docudays Intl. Human Rights Doc. Film Fest
Nominated for the Docu/Short Award
RAI Film Festival
Nominated for the Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize
Mecal Pro Barcelona Intl. Short Film Festival
Nominated in the International Competition
Intl. Environmental Film Festival Green Vision
Nominated in the International Competition
Ethnocineca
Nominated for the International Short Film Award
Apricot Tree Intl. Documentary Film Festival
Nominated in the International Competition
ForadCamp Cinema & Nature Exhibition
Nominated for the International Shorts Award
Bozcaada Intl. Festival of Ecological Doc.
Nominated in the International Competition
FIC AUTOR Author’s Intl. Film Festival
Nominated in the Intl. Short Documentary Competition
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
BOGOSHORTS Bogotá Short Film Fest
European Film Festival Palic
CinemAmbiente
Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival
Cinéma Vérité Iran Intl. Doc. Film Festival
Cinema Planeta Festival Intl. de Cine y Medio Ambiente
Tokyo Documentary Film Festival

Lakeside Doc Festival
Docu Memento
Whakapapa Film Festival
Hebrides International Film Festival
FIDÉ Festival Intl. do Documentário Estudanti
BIDF Budapest International Documentary Festival
DOCfeed
World Film Festival
MOV Intl. Student Film Festival of Pernambuc 


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