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The Pig (Le cochon)

The Pig (Le cochon)

The Pig (Le cochon)

1970 / 50min / 16mm

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.