Conversations With My Gardener
Filmfest 2007

A painter in his fifties returns to his roots in the heart of central France to take possession of the house where he grew up. The building is surrounded by a large plot of land therefore the painter emplys a gardener. While spending long days in the gardener’s company, the painter discovers a man who initially intrigues, and then fascinates because of his openness and simplicity. His paintings only find favor with the gardener after hours of quiet observation. Thus the two men pursue a kind of delayed and fraternal adolescence which mingles together their families, their knowledge, carrots, pumpkins, life, death, plane travel, currant bushes, tastes, and colors. And, through each other’s eyes, they see the world’s spectacle in a different light. Unifrance

tags: Feature film

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Fanny Cottençon, Élodie Navarre, Alexia Barlier


Director: Jean Becker