A Sunday In the Country
A Sunday In the Country

A Sunday In the Country

Director Bertrand Tavernier

Production year 1984

Length 90min.

Country France


In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daughter Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so often... An intimate chronicle in which what is not shown, what is guessed, is more important than what is visible, in the light of each character’s expectations of life.


Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier



Bertrand Tavernier


Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier

Director of Photography

Bruno de Keyzer

Production designer

Patrice Mercier


Armand Psenny


Louis Ducreux, Michel Aumont, Sabine Azռma, GeneviՌve Mnich, Monique Chaumette

Production company(ies)

Films A2, Little Bear, Sara Films

Bertrand Tavernier

Born 1941, Lyon, France. French director, screenwriter, actor and producer Tavernier wanted to become a filmmaker since he was thirteen or fourteen years old. The first film director with whom he worked was Jean-Pierre Melville. Later, his first film (The Clockmaker, 1974) won the Prix Louis Delluc and the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize award at the 24th Berlin IFF. He won the BAFTA for best film in a language other than English in 1990 for Life and Nothing But and a total of two Cesar Awards. His film The Princess of Montpensier, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes IFF.


The Kisses (segment “Baiser de Judas”, 1963,), Chance at Love/La chance et l’amour (segment “Une chance explosive”, 1964), The Clockmaker of Saint Paul (1974), Let Joy Rign Supreme/Que la fՍte commence...(1975), The Judge and the Assassin (1976), Spoiled Children (1977), Death Watch (1980), Uns semaine de vacances (1980), Coup de torchon (1981), Philippe Soupault (1982, TV doc.), Cinռ citron (1983, short), La 8Ռme gռnռration (1983, short), Mississippi Blues (1983), A Sunday in the Country (1984), Round Midnight (1986), Beatrice/La passion Beatice (1987), Lyon, Inside out (1988, TV doc.), Life and Nothing But (1989), Daddy Nostalgia (1990), Contre l’oublie (segment “Pour Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Myanma”, 1991), La guerre sans nome (1992, doc.), L.627 (1991), D'Artagnan's Daughter (1994), The Bait (1995), La lettre (1996, TV), Captain Conan (1996), The Other Side of the Tracks (1997, TV doc.), It All Starts Today (1999), Les enfants de ThiՌs (2001, TV) Stories of Shattered Lives: The Double Sorrow of Lyon (2001), Safe Conduct/Laissez-passer (2002), Holy Lola (2004), In the Electric Mist (2009), The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

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