The garden in motion

Documentaire 52 mn

A film by Olivier Comte

Original Music by Pierre Estève

This film traces the atypical career of Gilles Clément, gardener and landscape architect, but also writer. Marked by ecology, he called into question the art of gardens at the end of the 20th century, with the Garden in Motion, the Planetary Garden or the Third Landscape. From its secret garden, the “Valley”, lost in the middle of the woods, in the Creuse, we discover the main achievements that have marked its creation, such as the Domaine du Rayol in the Var, the Henri Matisse park in Lille or the garden of Tiers-Paysage on the former WWII German submarine base in Saint-Nazaire. The garden is not just a square of potatoes, it is a place where political utopias are practiced, where scientific thought is practiced and where dreams take us to other worlds. With the support of the Limousin Region in partnership with the National Center for Cinema and Animated Image.

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