Georges Rouquier

  • Georges Rouquier – Le Tonnelier (1942)

    1941-1950DocumentaryFranceGeorges RouquierShort Film

    A short documentary about the life and craft of a French cooper. The main focus is on the two-day process of creating a wine barrel, from nada to completion. Interspersed throughout are little snippets concerning the life of the cooper whose work we follow, like mentioning his daughter’s marriage and his being involved in WWI.Read More »

  • Georges Rouquier – Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons AKA Farrebique (1946)

    1941-1950DocumentaryFranceGeorges Rouquier


    For one year, from 1944 to 1945, Georges Rouquier shared the life of a peasant family, his own, in the Farrebique farm in Goutrens, in the Rouergue region. He shows us life on a farm, marked by the rhythm of seasons, from harvesting in summer to the grandfather’s rituals of slicing the bread for dinner. The film also dwells on the hardships of life on a farm and the transformation brought on by the arrival of electricity, of modern times. Farrebique reveals the beauty of these people, their closeness to their beasts and to nature, facing an often harsh life. Read More »

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