Partie de Campagne 1936
40 mins France Director. Jean Renoir
On a country picnic, a young girl leaves her family for a while and succumbs to an all-too-brief romance in Jean Renoir's sensuous tribute to the countryside.
When Partie de campagne (A Day in the Country) was finally released in 1946, ten years after it was shot, it was hailed as an 'unfinished masterpiece'. Since then, Jean Renoir's masterly adaptation of a short story by Guy de Maupassant, running at just under 40 minutes, has grown in reputation to the point where it has become one of his best-loved films and regularly cited in the Sight and Sound greatest films poll.