I Miss You, Marius
Meditative, optimistic, and humanistic film reveals a modern human relationship with nature and how we pass this relationship on to the next generation. Will there be any place left for innocence if it is exposed too soon to the world of science?
In the legacy of the dead giraffe, I Miss You, Marius views public animal dissections as a strange scientific ritual. The film is based on the death of a baby giraffe, Marius, at Copenhagen Zoo, whose death resonated in the media around the world. Conservator Abdi Hedayat routinely performs public dissections on animals. Children's scared, excited, nervous, and smiling faces watch as Abdi cuts, skins, and guts. The animals are transformed from flesh and blood into scientific artifacts before the children's eyes.
DIRECTED BY:Péter Becz
CINEMATOGRAPHY:Márton Kis, Mathias Kruse Jørgensen
MUSIC:Lasse Aagaard, Kaspar Kaae
SOUND:Mathias Brogård, Norbert Biro, Mia Joanna Koskela
EDITING:Péter Becz, Karolina Bengtsson