Bloody Milk / Petit paysan

2018 ARCHIVE


Offensive language & content that may disturb

Director: Hubert Charuel
Cast: Swann Arlaud, Sara Giraudeau, Bouli Lanners, Isabelle Candelier
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Genre: Agricultural thriller
Duration: 90 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival (Critics’ Week) 2017

Screening only in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson, New Plymouth and Wellington

“A gripping and personal first feature.” Variety

Synopsis

Pierre, 30-something, is a dairy farmer. His life revolves around his farm, his veterinarian sister and his parents, whose farm he has taken over. When one of his beloved cows falls ill, he is faced with his worse nightmare. Fearing the illness stems from an horrific epidemic striking France, Pierre is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect his cows and his livelihood, as both the situation and his mental state begin to deteriorate.

Director Hubert Charuel grew up as a farmer’s son, and incorporates this firsthand knowledge beautifully to give the context of his debut film a notable authenticity. An unusual subject choice for a thriller, Bloody Milk demonstrates a narrative simplicity which creates a chilling tension, skilfully maintained until its final moments.
Swann Arlaud gives a very strong performance as the panic stricken and emotionally fragile Pierre, as the character makes increasingly desperate attempts to keep the illness from the authorities. This is a gripping drama which breaks traditional conventions and will keep the viewers glued to the edge of their seat.

Trailer

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Fri 9 March 6:30 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Sun 18 March 8:30 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Sat 10 March 6:30 pm
Sun 25 March 4:00 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Fri 9 March 6:00 pm E
Fri 23 March 8:40 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sun 11 March 6:20 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Sun 18 March 5:30 pm

DUNEDIN, RIALTO CINEMAS
Thursday 29 March 6:30 pm

HAMILTON, LIDO CINEMA
Saturday 24 March 6:25 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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