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COMMUNICATING WITH ACTORS PART 3

Communicating animals

I remember e-mailing this clip to both Mélanie and Ewan as the editing on BEGINNERS was about to finish. I don’t remember why though. Obviously it’s just pretty beautiful, but maybe I was trying to share my relief at being done, or exhaustion, or just paying homage to the mysteries of editing. To me, living with an animal gives you an everyday encounter with the all the things we don’t know and can’t control - with otherness. Being so close and such dear friends with a someone who doesn’t talk, who smells emotions, who lives in packs, who really lives under a whole different paradigm is sort of an everyday anti-depressant. And clearly this kitty’s been listening to Erik Satie.

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