Thomas Balmès: Bébé(s) [Babies] 2010

In ‘Babies‘ non-fiction filmmaker Thomas Balmès weaves an engaging narrative chronicling a year in the lives of four infants from four countries. Simple enough premise, but executed with great mastery, and it really feels like he did not have to try very hard. What gave me pleasure was the fact that this is a ‘silent film’, unencumbered by cinematic excesses of lensing, hyper-cutting, voice-overs and what not. Accompanied by an understated yet effective musical score by Bruno Coulais, get ready to welcome little Bayar, Hattie, Mari and Ponijao into your lives. Watch.

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Kunal R
Kunal R
8 years ago

should be seen by all! child is the father of man!

urvashi
urvashi
8 years ago

choooo chweeet! luv em.

Rainey
Rainey
8 years ago

Gotta luv these kids :)

bernadette
bernadette
8 years ago

sharing this and the youtube link. loved it!

katya
katya
8 years ago

The soundtrack song is called ‘bebe’ by bruno coulais and i could not stop myself from humming it nonstop lol

aisha
aisha
8 years ago

fascinated by the Namibian mothers, especially the red powder/paint they put on themselves and the babies. amazing

Popeye
Popeye
8 years ago

The Japanese and the Americans have it way too easy!

monisha
monisha
8 years ago

very delightful documentary. bayar is soooo cute!

S Murthy
S Murthy
8 years ago

No irritating voice over. Bliss!

Niloufer
Niloufer
8 years ago

Must be seen by all… especially people who want to have children or even people who already have children…I relived so many beautiful moments of my daughter and me. Thank you for sharing this.

shweta r
shweta r
8 years ago

universal human emotions…beautiful.

Kurt
Kurt
8 years ago

Very interesting to look at the contrasts of cultures, the African-Japanese-Mongolian-American. I looked at this as an anthropological piece. Nice.

georgina k
georgina k
8 years ago

this made me think about how priviledged we r in the developed countries, access to power, healthcare, amenities etc,,while much of the world goes without it, and still manages to bring healthy children into the world,,,a lesson for us, we don’t need so many things.

Anamika
Anamika
8 years ago

One word. Beautiful!

Wanda
Wanda
8 years ago

I am sharing this love. ty