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Noëlle pujol
Jumbo/Toto, histoires d’un éléphant
Experimental doc. | mov | color | 67'0'' | France | 2016
From Germany to Italy, the United States to Île-de-France, Jumbo/Toto, Stories About an Elephant shadows the itinerary of a single forgotten animal, an African elephant doubly-named Jumbo/Toto. Jumbo, as he was called on German colonial ships, at the Amerikakai port of Hamburg, and in Carl Hagenbeck’s zoos; Toto, as he’d come to be known with great fame in fascist Italy. An urban investigation and an adventure film, a ballet of flora and fauna and pavement and sea, Jumbo/Toto, Stories About an Elephant is a modern epic of the joy and pain of the 20th century set in what still remains strange and unknown: the 21st century, and the solitude of telling a story.
Noëlle Pujol, née en 1972, a intégré Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains après son diplôme à l’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris en 2000. Depuis 1998, elle réalise des films de court et long métrage présentés à la fois dans de nombreux festivals de films internationaux et des lieux d’art contemporain.