The auction

The auction

DVD - 2014 | French
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A man of few words, Gaby manages his family's farm--Buchard & Sons--on his own, despite his advancing age. With no actual sons to speak of and his two grown daughters living far away in the big city, he spends his days tending to the animals and land that surround him, eschewing modern technology and most social interactions. When his eldest daughter, Marie, appears at the family homestead to share news that she's finally getting divorced and in desperate need of money in order to keep the home where she and her children live, Gaby's quiet life begins to unravel. In an effort to tend to his children much the way he steadfastly tends to his farm, he'll be forced to make sacrifices he never intended for the sake of those closest to him.
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Media, 2014
ISBN: 9781490630298
1490630295
9781490609355
1490609350
Branch Call Number: DVD F AUC French
Alternative Title: Giant

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voisjoe1_0
Aug 20, 2017

Avoid reading the film description and let the director slowly disclose it. Half of the film's merits are learning along with the protagonist what his future must be. This little gem from French Quebec, Canada includes excellent character development of a man in his sixth decade who may not have many decades left. Since he is a rather solitary soul, we need to listen closely to what he says to each next person as he determines his future life.

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hoacornell
Feb 28, 2016

A really moving film of a farmer giving up farming after a lifetime on the same land. It is an amazing transition he goes through. He is a hero to me for the courage he had to face what needed to be done.

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garycornell
Jan 20, 2016

A Film Movement discovery that has won many award. The reason is clear, it is a marvelous French film. It touched my wife and I like few movies can do. I hope many of you will put ""The Auction" on hold and see a really wonderful film.

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BloomFree
Jan 02, 2015

I felt very involved in the movie and caring for the main character. I felt strongly that the farmer made too large of a sacrifice for a daughter who he admits takes advantage of his support and generosity.

From farmer to small apartment dweller with no job and no loyal dog at his side - is that what one would wish for someone they truly loved?

C0332019 Sep 13, 2014

Painfully slow, almost like real time.

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