Official Selection

Shorts (Live Action) Competition

Traces

12 minutes 5 seconds|Belgium, France

Director:

Pins Sébastien

Country:

Belgium, France

Year:

2019

Film Duration:

12 minutes 5 seconds

Language:

French

Producer:

Pins Sébastien

Screenwriter:

Pins Sébastien

DoP:

Pins Sébastien

Synopsis

A horse logger and his horse take us deep into a forest in the Ardennes as the seasons go by, living his passion under the gaze of a strange young girl… The man will teach her his passion of draft horse logging: this is a film about the idea of passing down, and how some encounters can lead to a life’s calling. The short film “Traces” shows today’s youth as the main force of the preservation of our forests. It also highlights of the emotional symbiosis between man, the animal and the forest.

Director's Statement

I want to lead a team around a common work to build a meaningful project, that is my vow as a director. To reach that goal I devoted myself to let know and praise the work of these men who contributed to the health and safety of our forests throughout the centuries. I dare think that my images will allow each viewer to feel all the emotion of that symbiosis between man, animal and forest.  

Pins Director

Pins Sébastien

Director

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