Chasing Butterflies


1h 55m 1993

Brief Synopsis

This whimsical comedy of social decline in contemporary France follows the peculiar activities of two elderly cousins and their eccentric neighbors in a small village drenched in old world charm. Isolated from the modern world, the villagers nostalgically maintain their aristocratic life of leisure

Film Details

Also Known As
Chasse aux papillons, La
Release Date
1993

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

This whimsical comedy of social decline in contemporary France follows the peculiar activities of two elderly cousins and their eccentric neighbors in a small village drenched in old world charm. Isolated from the modern world, the villagers nostalgically maintain their aristocratic life of leisure and luxury, quarreling over property boundaries and counting their assets before blindfolded guards. The unexpected death of a wealthy landowner provides the perfect opportunity for progress to sneak in, as eager relatives, antique traders, and greedy realtors can't wait to profit from the valuable estate.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chasse aux papillons, La
Release Date
1993

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Filmmaker Otar Iosseliani was nominated for a 1993 European Film Award (Felix) for European Achievement of the Year.

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1993

Released in United States January 30, 1996

Released in United States October 22, 1993

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 1993.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) September 1-12, 1992.

Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.

color

dialogue French

subtitled English

Released in United States January 30, 1996

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1993

Released in United States October 22, 1993 (New York City)