Mathieu, 15, is an apprentice in Paul’s small dairy farm in the Haut Doubs, at the heart of Jura. Beyond the learning of Paul’s working methods, Mathieu must find his place in the family. With work come some strong bonds and Mathieu learns with Paul what is not taught in a classroom.
Between fiction and documentary film (all characters exist in real life), L’Apprenti is a coming-of-age story about transmission and surrogate family bonds.
International Critics’ Week Award - 65th Venice Film Festival (2008)
Best First Film - Prix Louis Delluc 2008
A film by Samuel Collardey
With: Paul Barbier, Mathieu Bulle, Jeanine Barbier…
2008, 85 mins
In French with English subtitles
Screenings: Tuesday 5 February 6.30 pm / Wednesday 6 February 11.00 am