Script&Pitch Participant 2016
Born in 1985, Romain Cogitore spent his childhood in the French mountains, in a family of six brothers. Passionate about photography, poetry, theatre and musical composition, he began directing short films at the age of fifteen. His first feature film OUR RESISTANCES – the story of a group of wild teenagers during World War II joining the resistance – was released in 2011 and nominated for the Cesars. He is currently preparing a cinema documentary – THE WILD QUESTION – about the wolves coming back in France, one century after their eradication. Romain shoots mostly in forests and mountain slopes, questioning our relationship to nature. He explores the tug of war of our time, torn between mass consumption and quest for meaning, quest for autonomy and beauty. A ZONE TO DEFEND has been developed with the artistic collaboration of Thomas Bidegain and Clément Cogitore.