A Sunday in the Country
Sunday in the country poster.jpg
Directed byBertrand Tavernier
Written byBertrand Tavernier
Colo Tavernier
Produced byBertrand Tavernier
Alain Sarde
CinematographyBruno de Keyzer
Release date
11 April 1984
Running time
90 minutes
Box office$8.2 million[1]

A Sunday in the Country (French: Un dimanche à la campagne) is a 1984 French film directed by Bertrand Tavernier.


The story takes place during a Sunday in the late summer of 1912. Monsieur Ladmiral is a painter without any real genius and in the twilight of his life. Since the death of his wife, he lives alone with Mercedes, his servant. As every Sunday, he invites Gonzague, his son, a steady young man, who likes order and propriety, accompanied by his wife, Marie-Thérèse and their three children, Emile, Lucien and Mireille. That day, Irène, Gonzague's sister, a young non-conformist, liberated and energetic woman, upsets this peaceful ritual and calls into question her father's artistic choices.






The sound track features excerpts from Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 115.[4]


  1. ^ "Un dimanche à la campagne (1984) - JPBox-Office".
  2. ^ a b "Festival de Cannes: A Sunday in the Country". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  3. ^ a b "1984 Award Winners". National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Christopher Lawrence, Swooning: A Classical Music Guide to Life, Love, Lust and Other Follies. Retrieved 11 May 2016