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The title translates to A Swallow Made in the Spring, but the American title is OK because people in the film keep referring to her that way.
Perhaps in real life this wd never happen, a Parisian girl abandoning her life for a life on the farm in Rhone Alps, but the story is touching and doesn't dwell on the city slicker in rural france theme. Michel Serrault gives a wonderful portrait of an old codger farmer who's perhapd too stuck in his ways to bend, but its precisely this that makes the relationship convincing and moving.
well worth a watch for its honesty and integrity of two characters one positive and one negative.... read below
Un vieux paysan décide vendre sa ferme pour tout quitter. Une parisienne décide tout quitter pour se retrouver en l'achetant. Voilà la trame d'une histoire d'amitié entre deux personnes si differents que, finalement, ils se complètent à merveille.
Ou pas? Elle est en quête d'une reconversion professionnelle à la campagne, mais elle ne reussit pas à trouver une reconversion personnelle, car elle reste désintéressée completement de tout relation serieuse avec des autres.
Lui, par contre, il démontre une humanité plus proche de la notre. Il comprendre la rigueur du métier d'agriculteur et, de plus, la difficulté d'une vie en solitude dont il faut vivre de souvenirs.
A la fin, on assimile que les deux sont des âmes solitaires mais pas vraiment similaires. Elle, à cause de sa propre nature. Lui, les circonstances lui rendre seul. Ensemble, ils nous permettent analyser un bon nombre des aspects de leur personnalités, et peut-être de la notre.
Beautiful on-location photography, warm-hearted story line, attractive central character (Mathilde Seigner--a dead ringer for U.S. soccer star pinup model Hope Solo!). I liked this movie. No way does it deserve the 90% critics rating it's somehow received here on RT though. Also the RT synopsis lays it on too thick, to the point of inaccuracy. There's no indication this woman was successful in "the big city" and yet fled to the farm life anyway. We know almost nothing of that city life. The filmmaker's actual intro is better, more visual: The gal is stuck in a traffic jam, sees a sign on the rear end of the bus ahead which extols the scenic beauty of the Rhone-Alps. Her decision to go become a farmer there is apparently very impulsive! It actually goes well but of course there are ups and downs... Blah, blah. Needs more tension, romance, twists and turns.
quiet but beautiful movie.
Seem to be in a French Film mode. This movie was just okay. Girl decides to move from Paris to the country & milk goats. It wasnt entirely bad but particularly interesting either. I kept waiting for some plot twist - some tanglible conclusion. Was left with nothing but a herd of goats.
A lovely, well-acted, generally predictable but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable film. The lead actors all turn in great and understated performances. A wonderful story about building bridges across gender and generational divides.
It should be noted that there are two quite graphic scenes of animals being slaughtered that some might find unsettling.
Liked this very much. Ahhhh, to be in her shoes!
I enjoyed this film portrayal of a truly determine lead character who has chosen a path unbeknown to me. The film at the same time focuses on the relationship between two distinct generation of farmers. The contrast and novelty of the lead character generates an intriguing story of human resilience and tenacity mixed with great intelligence and resourcefulness.