>La Vie Moderne

>I went to see a French documentary by famed photographer Raymond Depardon about farming in the hill of southern France last night. It’s a string of interviews with the farmers in the tough and dying industry of hill farming.

There are some hilarious moments listening to old brothers (83 and 90) talking about their nephew’s wife and her lack of countryness but overall it’s a bleak film, poignant, sad and yet entrancing. The faces and hands of these weathered men contrast with their dainty and optimistic wives but no one is under any illusion that they are the last of their kind to live in the hills, walk the beaten brows and ask nothing more. 

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