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Ceci n'est pas Einstein

Directed by Catherine Fol
Canada, 2003 (documentary, 52 minutes, colour, French)
Also known as "This Is Not Einstein"
Ceci n'est pas Einstein
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"In This Is Not Einstein [...] Pascale Montpetit portrays a young woman with a curious mind who embarks on a quest for discovery with Albert Einstein's writings as her guide. This documentary invites us to rediscover the wonder of childhood and our fascination with the riddles of the universe. Through amusing demonstrations and interviews with eminent scientists, the film shows the difficulty of explaining the universe with theories that only partially represent reality. Though our insight into nature is constantly growing, we can never hope for a total understanding. Astronomer Trinh Xuan Thuan reminds us that by questioning the most elemental things, inquisitive minds have made momentous discoveries."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Catherine Fol
Produced by: Arnaud Hantute, Maurice Ribière, Éric Michel, Colette Loumède, Christiane Germain, Christian Medawar
Participants: Madeleine Fol, Pascale Montpetit, Maurice Ribière, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Claude Plymate, Françoise Balibar
Cinematography: Philippe Lavalette, Martin Leclerc, Marc Gadoury
Animation: Georges Mauro
Film Editing: Jean De Garrigues
Music: Normand Roger
Production Company: ARTE France, Office national du film du Canada / National Film Board of Canada, Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse

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