Awarded the jury prize at the Locarno Film Festival in 1973, Dominique Benicheti’s beloved documentary “Cousin Jules” has remained unreleased in the U.S. until now. Ahead of its first stateside theatrical run at New York’s Film Forum, Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere the trailer for the unreleased film.
The documentary is the result of five years of painstaking work by Benichetti and cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, who over that period tracked the daily lives of Jules (the filmmaker’s cousin) and his wife, French farmers living alone in the countryside.
Watch the trailer below. “Cousin Jules” opens at Film Forum on November 27th.