Farrebique, the first feature-length effort of French documentary filmmaker Georges Rouquier, is widely regarded as his finest film. Rouquier concentrates on a single French farm family, following them through the four seasons. As in the works of Robert Flaherty, the human characters and the land surrounding them are “one”, and Rouquier never misses an opportunity to parallel their lives with the eons-old phases of nature. The final symbolic images of Spring, achieved through time-lapse photography, are almost unbearably beautiful. The winner of several festival awards, Farrebique nonetheless did not immediately result in an outpouring of financing for Rouquier’s follow-up films (this was a common problem in the financially strapped French film industry of the 1940s). Perhaps as a result, Rouquier did not make his sequel, Biquefarre (filmed in the same region, with some of the same “actors”), until 1983.
File Name : Farrebique 1946.720p.mkv
File Size : 1.77 GB / 1815.15 MB
Resolution : 1280×720
Duration : 01:31:13
Subs: English (hardcoded)