A Day in the Country
by Sylvie Michel
Mathilde catches her parents yet again in the middle of a fight. She decides to run away with her two little brothers. By circumstance, they find themselves in the middle of the countryside. Adventure and freedom awaits them there, as well as unexpected danger.
Germany 2007, 18 min.
Mathilde (12 yr. old) catches her parents, yet again, in the middle of a fight. She runs away to the edge of town with her two brothers – Robin (9 yrs. old) and Louis (4 yrs. old).
While hanging out in a park they get into a quarrel with a couple of teenagers, who start to chase them. To escape the teens, they hide in the back of a pick-up truck, which unexpectedly takes off. As the miles roll by, the kids find themselves deep in the countryside, far from home. At first they feel the allure of freedom and adventure in the sunny landscape of the french Dordogne. But the journey takes a different turn when a man with doubtful intentions approaches them.
|Director of Photography||Blaise Chakir|
|Re- recording Mixer||Matthias Schwab|
08.2007, 60th Int. Filmfestival Locarno
36th Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal, 2007
13th Recontres Internationales de Cinema à Paris, 2007
Jackson Heights Film and Food Festival, 2008