A group of very vocal young women with diverse backgrounds dance, laugh, fuck and dither their way through life in northeast Paris.
An intimate and cliché-crushing portrait of true Parisiennes, living in a concrete jungle that screams “liberté, égalité, sororité” from the rooftops.
Louise Mootz's first film received Best Mid-length international documentary at Visions du Réel Festival 2020.
Silver Sesterce - Grand Prix for best medium-length film, international competition at Visions du Réel Festival 2020
Awards ceremony speech from the Jury (Manuel Abramovich, Pedro Fernandes Duarte et Simone Späni) :
"This film follows a group of women, friends and artists through their everyday joys and struggles with an impressive intimacy. A group who lives by their own norms and represents their own image of gender and culture by denying the usual societal gaze. Female and body empowerment, queer and cross-cultural. A film that challenges the system. Shot with a freedom, and energy, and an unexpectedness that defies the norms of filmmaking. A Paris which we've never seen represented on screen like this and which we'd like to see more of. A truly queer and feminist film with an unusual urgency."
Technical film summary
Directed by : Louise Mootz
Edited by : Louise Mootz, Cécile Husson
Production : SILEX FILMS - Priscilla Bertin & Judith Nora // FRENZY PARIS - Elsa Rakotoson & Cédric Barus
Genre : Documentary
Length : 51 min
Visions du Réel 2020, Nyon (Switzerland) - International Medium length & Short Film competition
IDFA 2020 - Best of Fests
“[Jungle] déborde d’une énergie complice, propre à sa génération.” Marine Guillain, 20MIN.CH
“France’s Louise Mootz accepted her prize online with a winning insouciance. Her medium-feature, “Jungle,” from France’s Silex, a company forging strong production lines in teen/YA (“Stalk”) and female-centric content (the project “Witch!”), looks pretty confident as well, lifting the lid on her gaggle of brash, sexually assertive BFFs” John Hopewell, Jamie Lang, VARIETY
TRAILER (French w/ English subtitles)
AWARDS CEREMONY SPEECHES FROM THE JURY AND DIRECTOR LOUISE MOOTZ AT VISIONS DU REEL FESTIVAL 2020 (in French)