One of Europe’s largest deer farms lies hidden in the undulating hills of southern Hungary, housing more than 1500 strong red deer. The animals are essentially still wild. They were caught in the forest only 25 years ago – and the handling of them becomes a physical conflict between man and animal. Pulse is a poetic, creative documentary playing on the line between raw reality and sensorial experience. The film takes a close look at human-animal relations and the imperialistic way we deal with nature, while the story follows the beat of the rhythmic pulses transcending the deer farm: from the animals to the farmers to the electric fences separating the farm deer from the wild.
Robin Petré is an independent documentary filmmaker and writer. She was born in Denmark in 1985, and with her roots in the raw and windy lands of Scandinavia, she often finds inspiration in nature. She holds an MA in Documentary Film Directing from Doc Nomads, the European travelling film school. She has studied and worked with film and media in seven countries across four continents, including Australia, the USA, Thailand, Hungary and more.
Selected: Narciso (2013), Gyula (2014), Relics (2015), Stream (2015)