An Appalachian Rendezvous with French Cinema: The Well Digger’s Daughter
Note: Film Festival Passes may only be purchased by calling the Farthing Auditorium Box Office at 1-800-841-ARTS or 828-262-4046.
Pre-film talk with festival film expert Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes.
Pascal and his genial assistant Félipe are middle-aged men leading humble but enjoyable lives digging wells in the French countryside. Pascal hopes to extend his young daughter Patricia’s hand in marriage to Félipe, but Patricia prefers the rakish pilot Jacques. But Jacques is soon called away to war, only to leave Patricia carrying his unborn child, and face the day-to-day struggles created by their actions. When she finds that no one believes her story, she is realizes the shortcoming of alternative options and turns toward Félipe.
Unrated; Directed by Daniel Auteuil (2011); 107 minutes; This film includes subtitles.