Darwin's Nightmare

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Darwin's Nightmare (Le Cauchemar de Darwin)

Directed by Hubert Sauper

  • France, Austria, Belgium 2004; 107 min
  • Original version: English, Russian, Swahili
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Film - CPH:DOX
    • Vienna Film Award - Viennale
    • Special Prize, Community Cinema Award, Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize - Yamagata IDF
    • Label Europa Cinemas - Venice IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Sydney FF
    • Best Documentary - European Film Awards
    • Best First Film - César Awards

  • Venice Days

    Toronto IFF - Real to Reel
    San Sebastián IFF - Zabaltegi
    Karlovy Vary IFF

    Nomination for Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards

Credits

Screenplay

Hubert Sauper

Cinematography

Hubert Sauper

Sound

Veronika Hlawatsch

Editing

Denise Vindevogel

Technical Details

Shooting Format

35mm

Color

Color

Website

http://www.darwinsnightmare.com

Awards

  • Winner - Europa Cinemas Label
  • NFB Documentary Award - FNC Montréal
  • Best Film - CPH:DOX
  • Grand prize - American Film Institute's Silverdocs FF
  • Best Film - Chicago Doc Festival
  • Norway Distribution Award - Oslo Eurodoc
  • Audience Award - Belfort IFF Entrevues
  • Audience Award - Thessaloniki IFF
  • Grand Prix - Docaviv
  • European Jury Award - Angers European FFF
  • Vienna Film Award - Viennale
  • Special Prize, Community Cinema Award, Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize - Yamagata IDF
  • Label Europa Cinemas - Venice IFF
  • FIPRESCI Prize - Sydney FF
  • Grand Prix - Paris Festival de l’Environnement
  • 2nd Place - Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  • Best Documentary - European Film Awards
  • Best First Film - César Awards
  • Special Mention - Karlovy Vary IFF
  • Documentary Award - Fribourg IFF
  • Audience Award - Mexico City ICFF
  • Golden Gate Award - San Francisco IFF
  • Short Film Award - Würzburg International Filmweekend