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A Day in the Country
8.3
/10
1,178 Ratings

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY

Partie de campagne

Directed by Jean Renoir
France, 1946
Short, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. Released in 1946, ten years after it was shot.

Synopsis

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day. Released in 1946, ten years after it was shot.

Our take

Don’t let the running time, production difficulties or the fact that it’s an unfinished film put you off—A Day in the Country is a miniature marvel, and one of the great films. No surprise given the talent involved: a young Visconti, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Jacques Becker all lent Renoir a hand.