A blend of documentary, cinema vérité and minimal cinema, the restored French masterpiece Cousin Jules is a compelling study of the daily life of an elderly French couple whose routines have become their link with life. Highly praised when first seen in 1973, the film immerses the viewer in the world of the director’s cousin, Jules, and his wife, French farmers living alone in the country. Shot over a five-year period, the film; in 35mm, distills the true value of living modestly on the land. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Dominique Benicheti.


1973 FR 91 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives