Retour en Normandie

(France, 2006, 108 minutes)

In 1975, Nicolas Philibert was first assistant director on René Allio's film Moi, Pierre Rivière..., shot on location in Normandy with a cast of non-professional locals; 30 years later, he returns to track down the cast and see what has become of them. Well-crafted documentary that looks like a mere exercise in nostalgia but turns out to be a poignant, involving meditation on memory and the passage of time.

Serge Lalou and Gilles Sandoz present a Les Films d'Ici/Maïa Films/ARTE France Cinéma co-production, with the participation of Canal Plus, TPS Star, Centre National de la Cinématographie and France Télévisions Distribution; in association with Soficinéma; with the support of Région Basse-Normandie; and the collaboration of Maison de l'Image Basse-Normandie. With Joseph and Marie-Louise Leportier, Nicole Picard, Gilbert and Blandine Peschet, Annick and Michel Bisson, Jacqueline Milière, Anne, Catherine, Christophe, Olivier, Pierre and Yvonne Borel, Norbert Delozier, Charles and Annie Lihou, Roger Peschet and Caroline Itasse, Janine Callu, Nicole Cornué, Bruno Gahéry and Claude Hébert. Directed and edited by Nicolas Philibert; original additional music, Jean-Philippe Viret; camera (Eclair), Katell Djian.


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