The Grocer’s Son, the Mayor, the Village and the World

Le Fils de l’épicière, le Maire, le Village et le Monde

Greek Premiere

In Lussas, in the South of France, a small group of people has gathered in what used to be the village grocery store. Among the vineyards and orchards of cherry trees in blossom, a business is being set up that is quite unique in the rural world: an ultra-modern platform for broadcasting documentary films on the Internet. Claire Simon delivers a spin-off of nine-hour opus The Village, an exhilarating pilgrimage to the same small-scale Utopia, to deliver a gentle, lucid statement about the beauty of imagining an alternative way of life.

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Direction: Claire Simon
Cinematography: Claire Simon
Editing: Luc Forveille
Sound: Virgile Van Ginneken, Elias Boughedir, Nathalie Vidal, Aline Gavroy
Music: Nicolas Repac
Production: Petit à Petit Production
Producer/Producers: Rebecca Houzel
Co-production: Les Films de la caravane, Clin d’oeil films
Co-producer/Co-producers: Madeline Robert, Hanne Phlypo, Julie Freres
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Belgium
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 111'
Contact: Andana Films

Claire Simon

Filmography

1976 Madeleine (short fiction)
1980 Tandis que j’agonise
1989 Les Patients
1995 Coûte que coûte
2002 Mimi 2008 God’s Offices (fiction)
2013 Gare du Nord (fiction)
2015 Le Bois dont les rêves sont faits
2016 The Competition
2018 Young Solitude
2019 The Village
2020 Le Fils de l’épicière, le Maire, le Village et le Monde | The Grocer’s Son, the Mayor, the Village and the World