• Feature Film
  • 2024
  • 90 Mins

An old shepherd and his flock live alongside a high-tech laboratory for animal experimentation. Two worlds that are two sides of the same coin. While the shepherd, afflicted with a bone disease, witnesses his profession disappearing, scientists are busier than ever researching the COVID vaccine. Fauna explores the relationship between humans, animals and science in post-pandemic times.

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Film Credits

  • Pau Faus Director
  • Sergi Cameron Producer
  • Ventura Durall Producer

Critical Acclaim

Set in a rural area in the outskirts of Barcelona, Pau Faus’s keen-eyed, witty and compassionate second documentary Fauna... juxtaposes the life of a local goatherd and life in a nearby research laboratory to explore the tangled contemporary relationship between man, nature and science. It’s a theme which the pandemic brought very much to the fore and is handled by Faus with enjoyably light touch, gently lacerating our absurdities while keeping a compassionate eye on the fascinating and unfathomable contradictions that make us who we are.

Jonanthan Holland, Visions du Reel