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Pierre quitte le Wyoming à 25 ans pour retrouver sa fiancée en France et racheter la ferme familiale. Nous sommes en 1979 et l'avenir s'annonce prometteur. Au fil des années, le couple aura deux enfants qui l'aideront dans ses activités journalières. Les heures sont longues et le travail difficile. Ce métier qui a évolué au fil des décennies est de plus en plus centré autour de la productivité et de l'investissement. Malgré les dettes et l'épuisement, Pierre continue à se battre pour tenter de garder sa place dans le monde agricole.


A surprise smash hit in France last year, first-time director Edouard Bergeon’s very timely and very topical drama draws from the story of his own father to turn out a moving and beautifully acted tale of a modern farming clan trying to keep their heads above water in desperate times. Guillaume Canet (last seen in VIFF 19’s La Belle Époque) is Pierre Jarjeau, the son of a farmer who, having returned from a stint in Wyoming, buys the family holding from his gruff and hardened father (Rufus). Steeped in the terroir and full of bright hopes for the future, Pierre marries Claire (the excellent Veerle Baetens, from The Broken Circle Breakdown) and they have children. What follows is a downward spiral, as bank decisions and corporate-led farming practices steadily supplant old methods, slowly grinding down Jarjeau and his family in the process… The crisis in French farming is very real, and Bergeon has fashioned an impassioned drama about how things have come to this awful point.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Director
    Édouard Bergeon
  • Screenwriter
    Édouard Bergeon Bruno Ulmer Emmanuel Courcol
  • Cast
    Guillaume Canet Veerle Baetens Anthony Bajon Rufus Samir Guesmi Yona Kervern