November 27, 2013
Studio: Cinema Guild
Director: Dominque Benicheti
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Dominque Benicheti
Starring: Jules Guiteaux, Félicie Guiteaux
Copyright Holder: N/A
"Cousin Jules": a rare combination of sophisticated movie-making technique (shot in CinemaScope and recorded in stereo) and content that is a veritable ode to the beauty of rural France, the simplicity of daily peasant life, and the nearly wordless intimacy of a lifelong relationship. Recording over a 5-year period, director Benicheti palpably captures the rhythms and rituals of blacksmith Jules Guiteaux and his wife Félicie as Jules dons wooden clogs and leather apron to begin work in his shop, while Félicie tends a vegetable garden and prepares their meals.