Etienne Alexis, a candidate for the presidency of the new Europe, is a pompous scientist promoting artificial insemination. However, while hosting a picnic, he encounters a young, modern peasant woman, Nénette, and learns that science sometimes does not have all the answers.
Recalling the sun-swept pastoral scenes of his father’s paintings, this late work by Jean Renoir turned his focus to the dichotomy between science and the forces of nature. A deeply personal drama from one of cinema’s finest filmmakers reaching the logical conclusion of his artistic project.
Buster Keaton,Clyde Bruckman, 1926, United States
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Kim Ki-duk, 2004, South Korea
Charlie Chaplin, 1940, United States
Ingmar Bergman, 1957, Sweden