Le Cousin Jules
France | 1972 | Dominique Benicheti
Hailed as a masterpiece when first released in 1972, then forgotten for 40 years, this serene ode to rural France and life’s simple pleasures chronicles the daily existence of an 80-ish blacksmith (the filmmaker's cousin) who lives on a farm with his elderly wife of many years. Painstakingly shot in color, scope, and stereo over a five-year period, the movie has been restored after the filmmaker’s recent death and is now being rediscovered around the world. "A ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives." -50th New York Film Festival description (2012). "Thoroughly transporting." -Village Voice.
Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. Blu-ray. 91 min.
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