A Sunday In The Country (1984)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  Un Dimanche A La Campagne

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 1984National Board of Review Awards 1984.  New York Film Critics 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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