The debut feature of photojournalist Édouard Bergeon, IN THE NAME OF THE LAND is a deeply personal story, inspired by his own childhood and dedicated to his parents.
It tells the story of Pierre (portrayed in a superb, career-best performance by Guillaume Canet), who returns from Wyoming to the Mayenne district of France in the late 70’s to marry his sweetheart and take over his imperious father’s farm.
The couple have two children, and for many years, life is good. But the business is soon placed under enormous pressure, and what was once satisfying begins to take an insidious toll on the family.
Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Byron Bay release date: 26 November 2020
Advance screenings: 20-22 November 2020
Melbourne release date: 3 December 2020 (advance screenings from 26 Nov)