Mantis Tales

  • 14'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2005
The Malaysian rain forest. At first sight, the film is reminiscent of National Geographic, but it soon becomes apparent that the images are much more secretive and the sounds really mysterious and enchanting. The director entered the jungle on her own and does not hide the fact that she found the endeavour not only fascinating but also frightening. Civilisation can be heard only in the beginning, in the form of an Islamic call to prayer. Only a praying mantis seems to hear, and soon the jungle is overpowering in picture and sound. (GjZ)
Directors
Chu-Li Shewring, Chu-Li Shewring
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
United Kingdom, Malaysia
Production Year
2005
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Length
14'
Medium
DV cam PAL
Producer
Teo Whye Hue
Sales
Chu-Li Shewring
Screenplay
Chu-Li Shewring
Editor
Chu-Li Shewring