DVD, Digital Release: The Sower

Digital & DVD Release Date: June 11, 2019
Price: DVD $16.59
Studio: Film Movement

Marine Francen’s 2017 debut feature, which won the filmmaker top honors in the New Director Competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, The Sower is a visually striking romance/ historical drama set in the 19th century French countryside, part of a new wave of female-focused historical drama.
The year is 1851, and France’s autocratic President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte has ordered the arrest of all the men of a remote mountain farming village following a Republican uprising. The women spend years in total isolation, forced to tend the crops themselves. Some women have lost their husbands; others, like the shy but inwardly strong Violette (Pauline Burlet), suddenly have no chance of experiencing physical love or motherhood. The women take an oath: if a man comes, they will share him as a lover. When a mysterious and handsome stranger arrives, he ignites passions and jealousies that threaten to destroy the tight-knit community.
Included as a bonus feature is Marine Francen’s 2010 short film Les Voisins.
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