The Pig (Le cochon)
DIRECTOR: JEAN EUSTACHE / JEAN-MICHEL BARJOL
Eustache’s patiently observed documentary, codirected by Jean-Michel Barjol, follows a day in the life of a group of farmers in Southern France as they embark on the arduous slaughter, dismemberment, and, finally, the loving culinary preparation of a pig. It’s an elegantly simple, unshowy tale of the beauty of nature, toil, and craftsmanship.
NOTE: We are showing The Pig (Le cochon) without English subtitles. The film has minimal dialogue, which is spoken in the broad dialect of the region, and is often screened without subtitles.