PRODUCTION: Perrin and Cluzaud Shooting Documentary in Poland

    Award winning Le peuple migrateur by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud Award winning Le peuple migrateur by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud

    WARSAW: Renowned documentary filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud are filming Les Saisons in Puszcza Białowieska.

    The film is produced by Galatée Films, the company founded by the directors, in coproduction with Pathé Production, France Télévision and Pandora Film. The work on the 90-minute production started with some preliminary shooting in Poland in 2013, but the primary shooting in the Podlaskie Vodevoidship will take place in 2014. The production is planned to conclude 2015, with location shoots set up in Poland, Hungary, France and Holland.

    The Podlaskie Vodevoidship informed FNE that the budget of the production is 30 million EUR. The Vodevoidship is supporting the project with 100,000 PLN. "It will be a great opportunity for international promotion for us. This type of project turns attention to the locations where it is shot. It was very significant with films like Lord of The Rings and Hobbit which made New Zealand's landscapes internationally known," said Magdalena Łyżnicka-Sanczenko, the director of the PR and international co-operation department at the Podlaskie Marshall's Office.

    Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, most popular for their award winning Le peuple migrateur, started their new project last year. Les Saisons (The Seasons) will use the images of different seasons of the year shot across Europe in order to follow the relationship between man and nature from the point of view of animals. The film will premiere in 2015 at Cannes and France 2 has already bought broadcasting rights for TV screenings.