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Back to Normandy

  • 2007
  • France
  • 113 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nicholas Philibert
  • Cast: Anne Borel, Claude Hébert, Nicole Picard

For this quietly compelling, multilayered documentary, French filmmaker Nicholas Philibert returned to the Normandy agricultural community where, some 30 years earlier, he had served as an assistant director on Rene Allio's period drama 'I Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister and My Brother'. Philibert's perceptive interviewing of those who had acted in Allio's drama heartingingly proves that cinema has the capacity to bring together disparate people in the pursuit of a common goal.

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Back To Normandy

13 Mar 20084 stars

DOCUMENTARY (12A) 113min For this quietly compelling, multilayered documentary, French filmmaker Nicholas Philibert (Etre et Avoir) returned to the same Normandy agricultural community where, some 30 years earlier, he had served as an assistant…

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