BLOODY MILK / PETIT PAYSAN (N/C 15+)
Director Hubert Charuel grew up as a farmer’s son, and incorporates this first-hand knowledge to give the context of his debut film a notable authenticity. An unusual subject choice for a thriller, Bloody Milk demonstrates a narrative simplicity which creates a chilling tension. Swann Arlaud plays a lonesome 30-something dairy farmer, Pierre, whose life revolves around his veterinarian sister, his parents and his property. A deadly virus affecting cows hits France and Pierre finds one of his much-loved herds infected. Distraught at the prospect of losing even one cow, he attempts to hide the outbreak from the authorities and vows to fight to the bitter end to save them, even if it means resorting to drastic measures.
Cast Swann Arlaud, Sara Giraudeau, Bouli Lanners, Isabelle Candelier, Clément Bresson, India Hair, Marc Barbé
Director Hubert Charuel | 2017 | France | 90 mins
A gripping and personal first feature. – Variety
St Andrews The Byre Theatre | Friday 16th November 19:00
Edinburgh Filmhouse | Sunday 18th November 20:25