The Vallée des Singes
Avril (Sophie Quinton) is a young orphaned nun. She learns that she has a twin brother somewhere in France. She then decides to go in search of him and finds herself in the Camargue for a two-week vacation with a group of three boys. This trip allows her to discover life outside an abbey with all the little pleasures it can offer.
During an evening on the beach, the gang of three boys decide to watch a souvenir film of David (Clément Sibony). On this one, we can see him as a child, having fun in the Vallée des Singes imitating bonobos and gorillas.
Before being called Avril, the film was to be called “Les Poils du pinceau” (“The Bristles of the Brush”). This choice is also logical because painting plays a very important role in the film.
The film received four awards, including the Grand Prix Hydro-Québec 2006 and the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
La Vallée Des Singes
The Vallée des Singes is a zoological park specialized in primates with 30 different species presented.
Wim Mager opened the park of the Vallée des Singes on July 14, 1998. The great particularity of the latter, unlike other zoological parks, is the semi-liberty of the species. Indeed, on the 16 hectares of the place, the different primates are on about fifteen different islands surrounded by water, avoiding to lock them in cages.
The park presents 30 different species of primates, from the small pygmy marmoset to the big gorilla and the bonobo. It is also the first zoo in France to present this species since 2011.