Fermière à Montfaucon

Fermière à Montfaucon

#90 of 2021

Another short documentary from Eric Rohmer. In this one, he chooses as his subject a female farmer, highlighting her routine and explaining her situation via narration.

As with A Modern Coed, this short also points out a moment of change, in the cultural landscape. In the aforementioned A modern Coed, this change is looked at as a shift in perception and a stark transformation of the shape of academia. Here, he simply captures a moment from a fleeting way of living. Situated as it is, in the 1960s, it shows us a profession and way of life, that would change drastically in the coming decades. A window into the past, capturing the atmosphere and inherent nostalgia of the countryside perfectly. A lovely little film.

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