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Cousin Jules

Le Cousin Jules
France | 1972 | Dominique Benicheti

Cousin Jules

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 newly restored after the filmmaker’s recent death. It wowed our audience in February. "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.

91 min. Subtitles. Blu-ray. Back by Popular Demand!

Saturday 5/3
5:15 pm
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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