Picnic on the Grass

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Picnic on the Grass ★★ Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe; Lunch on the Grass 1959

A strange, whimsical fantasy heavily evocative of the director's Impressionist roots; a science-minded candidate for the president of Europe throws a picnic as public example of his earthiness, and falls in love with a peasant girl. In French with English subtitles. 92m/C VHS . FR Paul Meurisse, Catherine Rouvel, Fernand Sardou, Jacqueline Morane, Jean-Pierre Granval; D: Jean Renoir.