"Una obra de arte del documental contemporáneo" Javier Campo
This is the last of a three-part documentary series, but it's possible to watch it with full appreciation without having seen the previous two installments. The film follows several farmers in a remote section of France, documenting the modern challenges to their traditional way of life. Some of the details may be lost on American viewers, but everyone will appreciate the vividness of the farmers - particularly Germaine, a bright spirit who is farming land she was born on 70 years ago. It will also interest Americans to notice how many of the French farmers have a lot in common with their American counterparts - terseness of expression, skepticism, fatalism and a bleak sense of humor. There's nothing earthshaking here, but it's a nice glimpse into an unfamiliar way of life.