DIRECTOR: NICOLAS VANIER
FRANCE / 2017
THURSDAY 2:OOPM / CINEMA 1
RUNNING TIME: 116 MINS
The photography is truly breathtaking, the colours and sounds sit at the heart of the plot. Happiness grows where we plant it.”
Paris 1930. Nine year old Paul, from an austere orphanage in Paris, is entrusted to Célestine, a cheerful country lady and her husband, Borel, the game-keeper of a vast estate in Sologne that is owned by the Count of Fresnaye. The Count tolerates poachers on the estate but Borel relentlessly hunts down the most cunning of them – a man named Totoche, although never quite able to catch him in the act. When Paul meets the famous Totoche, the rebellious city boy joins the school of life, learning about nature and its secrets. But there is one secret he does not yet know – it is no coincidence that he has been brought there.