A Sunday In The Country (Un Dimanche A La Campagne) (1984)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

France, 1984, , .  Screenplay by Bertrand Tavernier, , based on the novel Monsieur Ladmiral Va Bientot Mourir by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Bertrand Tavernier.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.

An aging painter lives in the countryside of France and is visited every Sunday by his hard-working son, his daughter-in-law and their children. This particular Sunday there is also a visit from the painter’s free-spirited daughter (), who has come to once again shake up the relationships between members of her family. Told with a simple style and beautiful cinematography, this elegant film is immensely rich in its emotional qualities and deeply enjoyable.

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