Cousin Jules

Directed by Dominique Benicheti | Written by Dominique Benicheti
An ode to the simple pleasures of life, Cousin Jules is a beautiful, immersive portrait of a blacksmith living with his wife on a small farm in Burgundy. Shot in CinemaScope, the film meticulously captures their daily rituals – she fires up the oven, grinds the coffee beans, fetches water from the well; he stokes the forge, hammers the iron – and transforms it into a bucolic symphony of sound and image. Lost for nearly 40 years and now exquisitely restored, Cousin Jules is a timeless masterpiece, a record of a place and a way of a life that has long ago vanished.
 
French with English subtitles.
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US Distribution: Cinema Guild


Cousin Jules (1973/2012)
91 min, Documentary, France
With Jules Guiteaux and Félicie Guiteaux

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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