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A French documentary win best mid-length documentary award at Hot Docs 2014

May 05, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Film

The film by French directors Cédric Dupire andGaspard Kuentz,"Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens" won best mid-length documentary at the Hot Docs 2014.

“The name of my stallion is King of the Wind. My mare is called Electric Queen and she electrocutes all who get in her way,” boasts a middle-aged man with a thin black mustache. The Sonepur Fair in India is about to begin! Every year on the full moon day of Kartika Purnima, the largest animal market in Asia takes place. Horses, elephants, birds and camels are traded in this fair, a celebration that has existed for hundreds of years. Colourful multitudes cut through the dusty, sticky air as the ecstatic sound of drums fills the space. An event like no other, it’s a carnival of magical realism inhabited by exotic dancers, exorcists, stuntmen and elephant tamers. “Roll up, roll up, our circus has come to you,” cries a squeaky voice from the loudspeakers. Prepare yourself for sensory overload." Juan Baquero

French filmmakers Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz are at the helm on this one. You may have caught one of their last docs, "We Don't Care About Music Anyway" & "The Right Man at the Right Place."

Find more about the Hot Docs 2014 Awards here : http://www.hotdocs.ca/news/

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