Time of the Gifts, by Dominique Marchais (2009)

A documentary investigation of the world of French agriculture today through various testimonials: farmers, researchers, government employees, writers. A world that manages to resist the upheavals that it faces – economic, scientific, social – and which continues, for better or for worse, to maintain the link between generations. A world at the center of major questions about the future.


  • FF Locarno (Switzeland, 2009)
  • Viennale (Austria, 2009)
  • Entrevues (France, 2009)
  • Cinemaplaneta (Mexico, 2010)
  • BAFICI (Argentina, 2010)
  • Cine Eco (Portugal, 2011)




  • Director: Dominique Marchais
  • Writer: Dominique Marchais with the collaboration of Stéphane Malandrin
  • Production: Capricci Films
  • Cinemtography: Sébastien Buchman, Olivier Jacquin and David Grinberg
  • Sound design: Pierre Bompy and Baptiste Houssin
  • Editing: Jean-Christophe Hym and Olivier Garouste
  • Origial title: Le Temps des grâces
  • Running time: 123′
  • Year: 2009
  • Country: France
  • Available versions: OVFrench with English subtitles
  • Screening formats: DCP, Blu-Ray, 35mm
  • Image: 1,77:1 HD 16/9
  • Sound: 5.1
  • International sales: Capricci Films
  • Available territories: All