A British wartime aviator cheats death and must argue for his life before a celestial court after someone is sent down to Earth to retrieve him. Only in the meantime, something unexpected happens: love.
“Where were you born?”
Farrebique chronicles the lives of a peasant family during one year after the Second World War. Rouquier chose to focus on the village of Goutrens, in his home region of Aveyron. Farrebique is the name of a farmstead that has been owned by the same family for generations.
“Dear Mr. Rossellini,
“This is the only thing I’ve ever seen where the picture started and three minutes later I was dissolved in tears, and I cried for two hours plus after that. That was the opening sequence in The Best Years of Our Lives.
“Utamaro and His Five Woman opens to a languid tracking shot of a formal procession of men and women performing a near static, ceremonial dance.
Vivian: You’ve forgotten one thing – me.
Philip Marlowe: What’s wrong with you?
Vivian: Nothing you can’t fix.