A lost masterpiece of cinema, now beautifully restored and available for the first time in years, Cousin Jules was the result of five years of painstaking work by director Dominique Benichetti and cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn.
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A penetrating portrait of a life lived simply. The elegance and sophistication of Benicheti’s style makes a fascinating counterpoint to the rustic existence of Cousin Jules, showing how powerful cinema is when it bestows upon real people the same magical gaze it gives to Marlene Dietrich. The film emphasizes the process and rhythms of Jules’ day, and poignantly shows how these small moments add up to a whole life.