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After Winter, Spring (2015)

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Seen through the eyes of family farmers in southwest France, AFTER WINTER, SPRING is an intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture.


Judith Lit
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Credited cast:
Nanou Bouchat Nanou Bouchat ... Self
Charlotte Brajot Charlotte Brajot ... Self
Isabelle Brajot Isabelle Brajot ... Self
Frédéric Coté Frédéric Coté ... Self
Isabelle Coté Isabelle Coté ... Self
Ginette Delibie Ginette Delibie ... Self
Marie-Louise Gourdon Marie-Louise Gourdon ... Self
Judith Lit Judith Lit ... Self - Narrator
Guy Phélip Guy Phélip ... Self
Alain Rabeau Alain Rabeau ... Self
Alfred Tripied Alfred Tripied ... Self
Dylan Veyret Dylan Veyret ... Self
Olivier Veyret Olivier Veyret ... Self


In the Périgord region of southwest France, a rural community grapples with a profound question: will it be the last generation of family farmers in a region continuously cultivated for over five thousand years? AFTER WINTER, SPRING is an intimate study of these French farmers as they struggle with that issue. Six years in the making, the film captures the daily lives of Nanou, Guy and other neighbors with deep roots in the Périgord. At their kitchen tables and in their fields, these family farmers communicate a profound attachment to the land. But the film's characters also share their day-to-day challenges and their fears that small-scale operations such as theirs may be no match for the multitude of 21st century threats. In an era of rapid growth of mega-farms, the encroachment of suburbia, new European Union rules, and reductions of agricultural subsidies, these farmers - young and old - are forced to confront challenges that threaten the very existence of their small farms. Their... Written by Judith Lit

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A primitivist fairy tale with strong christian values
28 January 2018 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

This is just another primitivist tale for the city folk. There where the air is artificially heated, artificially scented, artificially filtered and the audience is well fed, an emotional fairy tale will usually strike an emotional cord. Nothing special, just a well worn argument built again in order to justify taking government funding.

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25 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Après l'hiver, le printemps See more »

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