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The Sociologist and the Bear Cub

OT: La sociologue et l'ourson

Mathias Théry, Etienne Chaillou // France, 2015
Documentary Feature // FF2016
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Hybrid In 2013, there was a lively controversy about a law that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. As a member of a committee of experts advising and supporting the government, the sociologist Irène Théry was closely involved in the debate. Her son Mathias accompanied her during the months of national emergency and recorded their phone calls. The result is a film both shrewd and funny about the definition of family, which includes the Thérys’ personal story and in which the director creates some very special pictures: a number of the events and stories are reconstructed using soft toys.




La sociologue et l'ourson

Documentary Feature





76 min

OV with German subtitles

Mathias Théry, Etienne Chaillou

Etienne Chaillou, Mathias Théry

Juliette Guigon, Patrick Winocour

Etienne Chaillou & Mathias Théry

Etienne Chaillou, Mathias Théry

Mathieu Lamboley

Fanny Laplane, Alix Boilot

Quark Production

Quark Productions

Juliette Guigon, Quark Productions: juliette@quarkprod.com

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