AU NOM DE LA TERRE
By Édouard Bergeon
Preceded by LA CLÉ DU SOL, a short film by Nicolas Fay
(IN THE NAME OF THE LAND)
The Jarjeaus are farmers, father and son. Pierre was 25 when he returned from Wyoming to his fiancée Claire and the family farm. Twenty years later, both the business and the family have grown.
Emma and Thomas enjoy country living while helping their parents. Happy days, at least on the surface... But Pierre is exhausted, his debts are piling up and his father isn't making things easier.
Despite the love of his wife and children, Pierre is sinking...
Inspired by his own family history, director Bergeon delivers a powerful story of resilience set in a dramatic and beautiful countryside.
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Audience Award, Most Promising Actor Award – Césars du cinéma (France, 2020)
Ostende Film Festival (Belgium, 2020)
Angoulême Francophone Film Festival (France, 2020)
Namur International Francophone Film Festival (Belgium, 2020)
Hong Kong French Film Festival (2020)
Very affecting. Reverently photographed and emotionally involving… Superb.
— Screen International
Bergeon's message is extremely remarkable. A message the world should note.
— A Sliver of Film
A beautifully acted, humane and empathetic film!
Few could have predicted that a modest rural drama about succession and resilience would become one of the most popular French films of 2019, but its underdog status is just one of the reasons why the remarkable and heartfelt In the Name of the Land became such a box office phenomenon and national talking-point. (…)
The debut feature of journalist Édouard Bergeon, this film is a deeply personal one, inspired by his own childhood and dedicated to his parents.
This is must-see cinema that leaves an indelible mark.
— Australian Alliance Française French Film Festival