French spoken with English subtitles
In Farrebique Georges Rouquier depicts the everyday life of a family of French farmers following the rhythm of the different seasons. This unique film evades the classic division between fiction and documentary, allowing the reality of details to thrive with a great sense of poetry. Despite many prices (Grand Prix de la Critique internationale in Cannes 1946, Grand Prix du Cinéma français 1946, Médaille d'or in Venice 1948), the film was a forgotten masterpiece, brought back to the big screen thanks to a beautiful restoration by Les documents cinématographiques.
This screening is organized by STUK and Courtisane, in collaboration with the Lieven Gevaert Centre and the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven).