Un Dimanche à la Campagne (A Sunday in the Country) (1984)

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In Sunday in the Country, an elderly French impressionist painter who spends a summer day with his adult children and their offspring at his country house. During the course of the day, the painter comes to grips with his children, who never really fulfill his ideals. This leisurely-paced, beautifully photographed character study may move a little slow for some tastes, yet it is a gorgeous and moving tale. Bertrand Tavernier won the Best Director prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.
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Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Louis Ducreux
as Monsieur Ladmiral
Michel Aumont
as Gonzague
Geneviève Mnich
as Marie-Therese
Claude Winter
as Madame Ladmiral
Quentin Ogier
as Lucien
Katia Wostrikoff
as Mireille
Valentine Suard
as Little Girl
Erika Faivre
as Little Girl
Marc Perrone
as Accordionist
Pascale Vignal
as Dance Hall Servant
Jean-Roger Milo
as Fisherman (Le pêcheur)
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Critic Reviews for Un Dimanche à la Campagne (A Sunday in the Country)

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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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[A] graceful and delicate story about the hidden currents in a family.

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Audience Reviews for Un Dimanche à la Campagne (A Sunday in the Country)

One of my all-time favorites; an uncompromising depiction of family relations, parental love and its discontents. Beautifully served by a superb cast and detailed filmography. What I imagine Proust would have filmed if he had lived in our times.

Michel Buffet
Michel Buffet

Kudos to Bertrand Tavernier. A post French New Wave filmmaker, he has continued to innovate after innovation was hip. In this film he recreates the structural and emotional barriers of an expressionistic painting. There is little by way of story, but the film is so peaceful and beautiful it becomes a good memory. My first viewing years ago was dissapointing, but this film ages well. Fine wine.

Kevin Pearson
Kevin Pearson

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