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Code: 5196
A film by Dominique Benicheti

1973, 2013 / 91 min / 2.35:1 / NR
French Dolby Digital 2.0 / English Subtitles


    An ode to the simple pleasures of life, Cousin Jules is a beautiful, immersive portrait of a blacksmith living with his wife on a small farm in the French countryside. Shot in CinemaScope, the film meticulously captures their daily rituals she fires up the oven, grinds the coffee beans, fetches water from the well; he stokes the forge, hammers the iron and transforms it into a bucolic symphony of sound and image. Lost for nearly 40 years and now exquisitely restored, Cousin Jules is a timeless masterpiece, a record of a place and a way of a life that has long ago vanished.

    Special Features

    · Origins of Restoration (2013, 12 mins)
    · Theatrical Trailer
    ·Booklet featuring an essay by Haden Guest

    Film Reviews

    "Four Stars! A genuinely extraordinary work of art."
    - Time Out NY

    "A joy to behold. Almost any one of the images could be the subject of an impressionist masterpiece."
    - Boston Herald

    "A quiet jewel. Luminous. A tribute to life itself."
    - Wall Street Journal

    "Breathtakingly beautiful. Immersive and magical."
    - Film Journal

    "An almost spiritual experience."
    - Hollywood Reporter