A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY
| 1984 – 90′ – Classic – Romance / Drama
Written by Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier, Pierre Bost.
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.
Starring Geneviève Mnich, Sabine Azéma, Louis Ducreux, Michel Aumont, Monique Chaumette.
Official Selection Cannes International Film Festival. North American Premiere New York International Film Festival.
Tribute to Bertrand Tavernier (1941-2021).
In French with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber Classic release.|
COLCOA pays tribute to Writer/Director Bertrand Tavernier, who recently passed away, by adding in its Virtual Cinema program one of the most famous movies of his prolific filmography. A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY is a lovingly photographed and exquisitely acted portrait of French family life on the brink of WWI. Monsieur Ladmiral (Louis Ducreux) is a widowed painter in his twilight years who welcomes his bourgeois son Gonzague (Michel Aumont) and free-spirited daughter Irene (Sabine Azema) (and their families) to his home for a lazy afternoon lunch. Over the course of the day buried resentments come to the surface – the passage of time has left no family member unscathed. Based on the novel by Pierre Bost and directed by the great Bertrand Tavernier (COUP DE TORCHON, ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT), A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY is a moving picture of the hopes, disappointments, and small joys of family as a father’s life reaches its autumn season.