In the Name of the Land
Au nom de la terre
Dir Edouard Bergeon
An intimate family drama set against a backdrop of agricultural strife. It’s also an extremely personal endeavour for first-time feature director Edouard Bergeon, who tells the story of his own father – a proud paysan who struggled for decades to keep his business alive and paid a high price for doing so. Canet portrays the downward spiral of Pierre Jarjeau, a man of the terroir who takes over the farm from his cruel and unforgiving father, Jacques (Rufus). Rather
than letting his son inherit the property, Jacques forces him to buy it off him with a bank loan. In the ensuing years, Pierre is bled dry as he tries to make ends meet and pay off the mounting debt.
Cast Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens, Anthony Bajon, Rufus, Samir Guesmi
Director Edouard Bergeon | 2019 | France | 103 mins
“Gut-wrenching cri de coeur about the ways of rural life…” – Screen –