Shape a timeless work of art out of reality
I'll always remember the day Fernand let me drive the tractor with the trailer full of hay bales. I was so stressed, but also very proud !
I was a bit like the child in the movie. At his age, I was always riding around on my bike, feeling a certain freedom while watching the landscape of the fields go by... And just like him, I also loved working on a farm, and during haymaking seasons, I was happy to help the farmers of the village, like Fernand and Andrée.
The most beautiful stories are the ones right at your doorstep... Since I was little, I knew Fernand and Andrée, so helping them out on their farm only helped increase our bond over time.
For a long time, I wanted to make a TV coverage about them, but I never got the chance back then. But when I saw the bond between Benjamin and he farmer couple, I instantly knew there was a film to be told.
When I got to Fernand and Andrée's place, I knew I would find to very old farmers, the only representatives of their generation. All the other old farmers had left the region.
During my time researching fir the film, I had to face the evidence : both of them had completely given up on their case. That's when I knew that my movie could be the testimony of their pain in regard of all they'd have to leave behind.