SELECTED REVIEWS

“A rare and intimate view into what is too quickly becoming a lost world. Through exquisite images of family farms in the Dordogne and moving interviews with local farmers, we are given a profound understanding of what it means to live in concordance and partnership with the earth.”

Susan Griffin, author, A Chorus of Stones, The Private Life of War,
Le Livre des Courtisanes,
and Woman and Nature

“How was an American from Pennsylvania able to observe for so long and understand so deeply a silent tribe of country people, while the majority of the French ignore their existence? Rather than telling us what we should think about change, After Winter, Spring shows us lives connected to the land, emotions without tears, rough and tumble analyses filled with common sense, revealing perseverance, unfailing instinct, and the determination to continue.”

Christian Séguin, Portrait du mois, Sud-Ouest de Dimanche

“Achingly lovely…the people—from the idealistic couple starting a tiny organic operation to the 88-year-old vintner/philosopher—are marvelous. Facing tough times, they love their animals and their land with inspiring hope.”

Bethany Jean Clement, The Stranger, Seattle WA

“A simple shift in perspective, an outside view, lets us see things we no longer notice. American filmmaker, Judith Lit, settled in Périgord for the last fifteen years, took her time (four years) to observe, to listen, to melt into the silences, to film gestures transmitted from generation to generation for five thousand years. Distant memories of her Pennsylvania childhood where her father and grandfather worked the family farm converged with her neighbors’ story and from this intimate and sensitive union was born a beautiful journey.”

Jean-Claude Raspiengeas, La Croix

“A film of great sensitivity…touching, moving…that traces through the seasons the reality of a rural world far removed from industrial agriculture.”

Patrick Pautiers, L’Écho Dordogne

“A remarkable film that captures and celebrates the beauty of the sadly disappearing peasant/farmer lifestyle in rural France. A must see for anyone serious about good food and where it comes from.”

L. John Harris, Zester Daily

“How is it possible to speak of this film without underlining the beauty of the landscapes, the sensitive, poetic, and emotional camera that crosses the Périgord.”

A. Champeaux, L’Écho

“With fascinating detail, After Winter, Spring captures the tenacity of the people who have taken one season at a time for generations. The filmmaker, an American ex-pat and Périgord neighbor, was raised on her own family’s farm in Pennsylvania. Her bond to the land and the people who love it translates into an insightful, lyrical tribute to a way of life on the verge of extinction.”

Florida Film Festival

“The film is never less than a pleasure to watch.”

Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly

“Make no mistake, this film doesn’t only speak of loss and disillusionment, but also of renewal and a perhaps even of hope.”

Anne Belchit, Sud-Ouest

After Winter, Spring, which chronincles life in a tiny farming village, is at turns melancholy, hopeful and profound.”

Andrew Coffin, Winter Park Movie Examiner, FLA

“With many innovations happening in agriculture it is always a balancing act
between more efficient methods of farming and doing right by the planet. After Winter, Spring drops the viewer right into the middle of this age-old debate. With beautiful imagery and poignant narration, the film makes it clear that the caring for field and fowl are really issues of the heart and staying connected to the land is vital to our understanding of what it means to be human.”

John Rife, Film critic & founder of East End Market, Orlando, FLA

After Winter, Spring is more than a documentary. It’s a document for the future.”

Germinal Peiro, Deputy to the French National Assembly,
Secretary of Agriculture for the Socialist Party

After Winter, Spring explores daily life on family farms in France, but it’s a film that shows the challenges facing traditional farms everywhere. A realistic and sensitive film, it offers a true picture of the life of farm families struggling to make a living by working the land. It deserves a wide audience.”

Robert L. Carlson, United Nations Special Ambassador,
International Year of Family Farming

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Florida Film Festival: After Winter, Spring
Andrew Coffin, Winter Park Movie Examiner
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Pick of Florida Film Festival
John Rife, Owner/Founder of East End Market
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The Stranger‘s Guide to SIFF 2013
David Schmader, The Stranger
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La terre intime en péril
Christian Seguin, Sud Ouest
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Sarlat, au plus profond de la terre et du coeur paysan
Franck Delage, Sud Ouest
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Une passion pour la terre du Périgord
A. Champeaux, L’Echo
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« Après l’hiver, le printemps » : en première canadienne à Joliette
Élise Brouillette, L’Action
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Un beau film témoignage sur l’agriculture traditionnelle
Patrick Pautiers, L’Echo Dordogne
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Une Américaine a filmé le Périgord
L’Echo
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Gros succès pour le film “Après l’hiver, le printemps”
Alain Rassat, EWA News
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Les quatre saisons en Périgord
Jean-Claude Raspiengeas, La Croix
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L’Américaine filme la terre corrézienne
Brigitte Ovaguimian, La Montagne
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L’agriculture sous les feux de la rampe
Brigitte Ovaguimian, La Montagne
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Vit-on la fin d’une agriculture?
Anne Belchit, Sud Ouest
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Florida Film Festival
Thomas Thorspecken, Analog Digital Artist
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