After Mia and the White Lion, what is Gilles de Maistre’s Le Loup et le lion? [critique]

This new family film devoted to wild life is released today in theaters.

Three years ago, Gilles de Maistre amazed the audience with his film Mia and the white lion, especially for his scenes where the wild animal played with the young heroine. Shot sequences “in truth”, after several months of cohabitation between the teenage actress and the lion cub becoming adult. This extraordinary shoot, supervised by zoologist Kevin “the man who whispered in the ears of lions” Richardson, gave the filmmaker the urge to film animals in the wild again. He signs as well The wolf and the lion, which comes out this Wednesday at the cinema. Here is the review of First.

Mia and the White Lion: The scenes where Mia plays with the adult feline are breathtaking [critique]

Three years after the box of Mia and the lion, Gilles de Maistre revives this idea of ​​a family show celebrating wild animals whose freedom is threatened by man and this idea (which we also find in his docu Tomorrow is ours) that salvation will come from the younger generation. Her heroine is thus 20 years old. And when she comes to settle, after the death of her grandfather, in the house of her childhood, she finds herself raising in secret a wolf and a lion cub who grow up as brothers before the secret is unraveled and the duo separated. by force. To speak of a recipe would be an insult to the director with a sincere approach. But his story is too drowned in good feelings over telephone twists. De Maistre would have gained by cutting the often insipid exchanges between humans, small and large, to privilege his strong point: the moments when one follows just this wolf and this wandering lion.

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