Born in the jungles of Borneo forty years ago, Nénette the orangutan is now the most senior inhabitant of the world’s oldest zoo - and the star of this awe-inspiring, tender and funny film, from the director who charmed the world with 2002’s BAFTA nominated ‘Être et Avoir’.

What we see is Nénette, going about her daily business; what we hear are the voices of the many visitors who pass comment on her every day, and reveal more about themselves than they think.

★★★★ “Mesmerising and fascinatingly ambiguous” - Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph

★★★★ “A beautiful and revealing documentary” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Runtime 70 Minutes
Release date 2011
  • Certification: pg
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