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CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GARDENER

France, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Jean Becker

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GARDENER

“A well-tended half-acre of entertainment… A sort of al fresco My Dinner with Andre with Daniel Auteuil and Jean-Pierre Darroussin playing an artist and his gardener.” - Variety Veteran filmmaker Jean Becker (Children of the Marshlands, Elisa) adapts the work of author Henri Cueco (himself a painter) whose touching tale of friendship reveals a keen eye for life's simple things. A 50-something, Parisian artist intends on reclaiming his roots in provincial France. Lacking the talent or energy to maintain his gardens, he searches for local help and comes across an old friend he hasn't seen since childhood. Becker turns out a dialogue-driven film that rests on the talents of its two leads rather than cinematic trickery. The result is something that is both charming and insightful.

D Jean Becker P Louis Becker S Jean Becker, Jean Cosmos Dist Rialto Distribution L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/109mins

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