ORDINARY LANDSCAPE

by Damien Monnier
2019 – 86 minutes – France

Villages, fields, churches, embankments and hedges. 35 square kilometres mainly given over to livestock farming and crop-growing.
1958. On the occasion of the golden wedding anniversary of its oldest members, A farm- ing family faces the photographer’s lens .
2018. Stables have been replaced by production hangars, electric fences have replaced the hedges. But the earth, the animals, the water, the blood and the shit persist... The young- est people in the photo are about to retire as farmers.
From one era to the next, what changes and what remains tell of a rural world where progress and self-perception are intimately linked.

A Les Films de la pluie, L'image d'après, Les Chaînes locales de Bretagne (Tébéo, Tébésud & TVR) coproduction
With the participation of le CNC, with the support of la Région Bretagne and Ciclic-Région Centre-Val de Loire in partnership with le CNC, la PROCIREP - Société des Producteurs, l'ANGOA, Brouillon d'un rêve (SCAM and La Culture avec la Copie Privée) & la SACEM

Image : Romain Carcanade, Fabrice Richard, Bertrand Artaut
Sound : Maude Gallon
Editing : Jérémy Gravayat
Sound editing : Lucie Hardoin
Sound mix : Frédéric Hamelin
Color grading : Pierre Bouchon
Music : Brice Kartmann
Commentary (feature film) : Soufiane Adel
Story (feature film) : Matao Rollo

FESTIVALS

Visions du réel (2019 - Switzerland), Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles (2019 – France)