Partie De Campagne (A Day In The Country)

Generally hailed as Renoir's 'unfinished masterpiece', this sad, lyrical short from 1946 is based on a Guy de Maupassant story. A young girl finds a quasi-romance after wandering off from her picnicking family near the Seine. It's all about Renoir's impressionistic eye for nature and the transience of innocence: a personal, poetic work which now, extended, looks better than ever.

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Generally hailed as Renoir’s ‘unfinished masterpiece’, this sad, lyrical short from 1946 is based on a Guy de Maupassant story. A young girl finds a quasi-romance after wandering off from her picnicking family near the Seine. It’s all about Renoir’s impressionistic eye for nature and the transience of innocence: a personal, poetic work which now, extended, looks better than ever.

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