Cousin Jules

Cousin Jules

France | Dominique Benichetti | 1972 | 91 min

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Sun, Nov 17 - 1:30pm
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Wed, Nov 20 - 7:00pm
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Now beautifully restored, this lost masterpiece was filmed over a five year period of time. Director Benichetti and his cinematographer recorded the daily lives of Jules (Benichetti’s cousin) and his wife, French farmers living alone in the countryside. The result is a ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives, captured with a wonderful sensitivity that never feels condescending or clinical. Highly praised when first seen, the film slipped from view after Benichetti turned his attention and talents to a host of other projects.