Past Event

Farrebique, or The Four Seasons Film Screening

September 23, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Horace Mann Hall (Cowin Auditorium), Teachers College, 3040 Broadway, New York

Event Description

Georges Rouqier concentrates on his ancestral family’s farm in the Rouergue, following the family and their neighbors through the cyclical changes of the four seasons. Farrebique, a “classic hybrid of fiction and nonfiction and classic work of dramatic sociology,” uses non-professional actors playing out a fictional family drama filmed in their real-life setting. Rouquier meticulously and faithfully documents the material life and daily gestures of a peasant family just before the post-war transformation of French society that would rapidly modernize farming practices and lifestyles in rural France. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. The film will be streamed in French with English subtitles. For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact Shanny Peer at [email protected].

Hosted by Maison Française at Columbia University. Part of the Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema film festival