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


(out of 5)

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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France, 1984

Directed by

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

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1984

Cast Tags:  , ,, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film (France)

New York Film Critics Award
Best Foreign Language Film

Best Director (Bertrand Tavernier)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Director (Bertrand Tavernier)
Best Screenplay (Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier)

National Board Of Review Awards
Best Supporting Actress (Sabine Azema)
Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival Award
Best Director (Bertrand Tavernier)

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards
Best Actress (Sabine Azema)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography

Best Film
Best Actor (Louis Ducreux)
Best Supporting Actor (Michel Aumont)
Best Director (Bertrand Tavernier)
Best Editing

Boston Film Critics Awards
Best Director (Bertrand Tavernier)
Best Foreign Language Film



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