HOMO BOTANICUS

By Guillermo QUINTERO

CASATARÁNTULA - as PROD

Environmental - Completed 2018

Homo botanicus explores the romantic world of science through the working relationship between botanist Julio Betancur and his disciple Cristian Castro, as they traverse the Colombian tropical forests. This is an anachronistic journey through plants mysteries and their legacy in the world.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2018
Video Library
Torino FF 2018
Best Documentary - International Competition
DOK Leipzig 2018
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    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Environmental, First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Guillermo QUINTERO
    • Producer(s)
    • Pierre URCUN (Stank), Nicolas VAN HEMELRYCK (CASATARÁNTULA), Clare WEISKOPF (CASATARÁNTULA)
    • Synopsis
    • Fifteen years after abandoning his studies as a botanist, Guillermo Quintero visits his old professor Julio Betancur. With him and his new disciple, the young Cristian Castro, he returns to the Colombian tropical forests to explore once again his old passion for this science. Following their work in this expedition we understand the importance of legacies and the strength of the ancient bond between master and pupil. As we immerse in doubts over science and the ways in which we see the world, Guillermo builds up a reflection on the obsessions of the modern man to control and map Nature. In the diverse and nearly infinite world of the tropics, what is the point of collecting plants forever?
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