Koko: A Talking Gorilla
|Koko: A Talking Gorilla|
DVD cover art
|Directed by||Barbet Schroeder|
|Produced by||Margaret Ménégoz|
|Edited by||Denise De Casabianca|
|Distributed by||Les Films du Losange|
The Criterion Collection
Koko: A Talking Gorilla (French: Koko, le gorille qui parle) is a 1978 French documentary film directed by Barbet Schroeder that focuses on Francine Patterson and her work with Koko, the gorilla Patterson claims to have taught to communicate with humans using symbols taken from American Sign Language. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.
Janet Maslin of The New York Times called the film "handsomely photographed", and wrote: "Koko does present some fascinating insights into matters of behavior and education. And Mr. Schroeder has assembled this funny, provocative documentary with gratifying intelligence and care."
- "Festival de Cannes: Koko: A Talking Gorilla". festival-cannes.com. Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 23 May 2009.
- Hutchinson, Bill (21 June 2018). "Koko the gorilla dies: 'She taught me so much,' trainer says". ABC News. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- Maslin, Janet (4 December 1979). "Film: 'Koko,' Tale of a Talking Gorilla: Fascinating Insights". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- Bleiler, David, ed. (2001). TLA Film, Video, and DVD Guide 2002–2003: The Discerning Film Lover's Guide. St. Martin's Press. p. 323. ISBN 978-0312282097.
- "Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)". The Criterion Collection. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- "Koko: A Talking Gorilla (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]". Amazon.com. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
- Koko: A Talking Gorilla on IMDb
- Barbet and Koko: An Equivocal Love Affair an essay by Gary Indiana at the Criterion Collection
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