Petit Paysan



Pierre is a 30-year-old dairy farmer. His life revolves around the family farm he took over, his cows, his veterinarian sister and his parents. When the first cases of an epidemic disease break out in France, Pierre finds out one of his animals is infected. Losing his cows is not an option for Pierre. He has nothing else and he will do whatever it takes to save them.

Director's Biography

Born in 1985, Hubert Charuel grew up in the family dairy farm. He took a different path and graduated from La fémis in 2011. After several short films, he directed his first feature film in 2016, PETIT PAYSAN. The film is supported by the Gan Foundation for cinema in 2015 and is presented in Cannes Critics’ Week in 2017.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Hubert Charuel

Written by: Hubert Charuel, Claude Le Pape

Produced by: Stephanie Bermann, Alexis Dulguerian

Cinematography: Sebastien Goepfert

Editing: Julie Léna, Lilian Corbeille, Gregoire Pontecaille

Production Design: Clemence Petiniaud

Costume Design: Ariane Daurat

Make-Up & Hair: Flore Chandes

Original Score: Quentin Lepoutre

Cast: Swann Arlaud (Pierre Chavanges), Sara Giraudeau (Pascale Chavanges)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2017