Partie de Campagne (A Day in the Country) Reviews

August 29, 2019
A delicious comedy that combines irony with emotions. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 21, 2019
A small masterpiece that mixes humor and passion. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 7, 2019
It's one of Renoir's most bittersweet works, a film that, just like the country life it depicts, feels beautifully, perfectly incomplete.
March 14, 2015
It's a bucolic little film with a wisp of a story that builds great emotional resonance from what appears to be a slight, meaningless dalliance.
February 20, 2015
The seductive visuals and brief length allow it to function as a cinematic poem rather than a feature-length tale.
February 18, 2015
The brazen carnality of A Day In The Country is refreshing even now.
June 12, 2012
Plays out delightfully as an impressionist picture that sings out to us the sensuous nature of the country.
May 9, 2007
The charm of the film seems almost too easily won, but Renoir's real brilliance emerges in the way the light tone is subtly modulated into the profound sadness and regret of the conclusion.
May 9, 2007
Witty and sensuous, it's pure magic.
August 30, 2006
A short film that may be imperfect in structure, yet is sublimely moving and beautifully realized, nonetheless.
July 26, 2006
Along with The Postman segment from Satyajit Ray's Two Daughters, it is, I think, the greatest short film ever made.
June 30, 2005
December 17, 2003
May 24, 2003
Sensuous and charming -- a moving and memorable tale, and a brilliant piece of cinema.
February 4, 2002
It's one of his most beautiful films, and one in which he purposely aped his father's painting style.