Modern Life

La vie moderne

Moderní život

  • Raymond Depardon
  • France
  • 2008, 85 min
Editing: Simon Jacquet
Sound: Claudine Nougaret, Gérard Lamps
Music: Gabriel Fauré
Color: Colour
Language: French

Having devoted many years to shooting documents all around the world, the distinguished French director returns still more often to rural areas, being driven by the need to focus the eye of his camera on the issue that filmmakers have so far neglected: private agriculture in the times of a globalized industrial food production. He enters the lives of peasants bound to their land, for generations owned by their families, and patiently records their stories and work done on the fields from sowing to harvest, sensitively delineating the intimate relationship between a man and the land he cultivates.

Photo Gallery

Festival edition: 2008
Sections: Opus Bonum
Exhibition format: 35 mm


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