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With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, Seasons is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world.

After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age.

Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time—the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established, and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later that man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare.

– Opening Night Selection – 2016 Maine International Film Festival
– Official Selection – 2016 Seattle International Film Festival
– Official Selection – 2016 Martha’s Vineyards Environmental Film Festival
– Official Selection – 2016 Boston French Film Festival
– Official Selection – 2016 Columbus Children’s Film Festival

"As to be expected from the directors of 'Winged Migration,' the meditative Seasons is a sparsely narrated collection of often-stunning footage of animals going on about their business, sometimes in spite of humanity's best efforts."

Sherilyn Connelly SF Weekly

""Planet Earth" might have made us tougher to impress, but "Seasons" has the advantage of its focus on a timeline, showing the gradual incursion of man into this earthly paradise."

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"Another testament to the breathtaking wonder of the natural world."

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times