Cinema: Finding Life in a Little Melody

A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY Directed by Bertrand Tavernier Screenplay by Colo Tavernier and Bertrand Tavernier

An innocent eye, an intelligent heart: these are the gifts that nature bestows on her artists. As a painter of the second stature, Monsieur Ladmiral (Louis Ducreux) possesses each gift in decorous sufficiency. His eye captures moments with piercing clarity; his heart helps him appreciate their evanescence. For old Monsieur is going to die soon. Now each day is unique—even this summer Sunday at his country home about 1912, when his children and grandchildren will come to...

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