Land of the Bears - Review
Guillaume Vincent's directorial debut Land of the Bears is an impressive documentary set in the pristine wilderness of the Kamchatka, Russia. An almost magical land; unaltered by mankind and ruled by 20,000 brown bears. The region endures winters which last up to eight months, which the bears hibernate through. But once summer rolls around, man these bears spring to life and descend upon a nearby network of rivers to gorge on thousands of salmon which swarm to the region to lay their eggs and ultimately perish. Perhaps a touch circle-of-life esque, but easily forgiven since the visuals are so jaw dropping gorgeous.
Land of the Bears is definitely worth making the effort to get out to see. I wish we were were treated to documentaries of this calibre more often. The films opens this Thursday at Dendy Newtown and Dendy Quays. If you see the film and agree or disagree with my thoughts feel free to drop a line below or come over to our Facebook page to join in the fun.