Rochester International Film Group


Next iFilm: October 8th, 6:00pm @ Rochester Public Library


Directed by Pelin Esmer

Drama / 2013 / French with English subtitles 



A man of few words, Gaby manages his family's farm - Buchard & Sons - on his own, despite his advancing age. With no actual sons to speak of and his two grown daughters living far away in the big city, he spends his days tending to the animals and land that surround him, eschewing modern technology and most social interactions. When his eldest daughter, Marie, appears at the family homestead to share news that she's finally getting divorced and in desperate need of money in order to keep the home where she and her children live, Gaby's quiet life begins to unravel. In an effort to tend to his children much the way he steadfastly tends to his farm, he'll be forced to make sacrifices he never intended for the sake of those closest to him. 

RIFG poster 2011Thank you for making this a great Film Festival!

The 19th Annual Rochester International Film Festival concluded on April 18th, 2014 (with a make-up screening of Omar). Thanks to all of you who attended the films, all of our sponsors, and everyone else involved!

A special thanks to the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul, our partner for 19 years whose programmers are essential to the success of this festival. The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival runs April 3-19th in the Twin Cities.

Want to stay in town during the Festival?

Bring a ticket stub from any RIFF film to La Quinta Inn and Suites at 4353 Canal Place SE Rochester, MN 55904 Phone: 1-507-289-4200 to get a special promo rate of $79.00 (+taxes) per night.

Tickets are now available to purchase online at the Wehrenberg website
Download a PDF of this schedule with film descriptions.

2014 Film Festival Schedule

Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12

Sunday, April 13

Monday, April 14

Tuesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 16

Thursday, April 17

Friday, April 18th


Opening Night 2014 photos courtesy of Ed Walsh

RIFG would like to thank all of our donors, especially those whose contributions missed acknowledgement in the program.  Your generous response contributes greatly to the solid foundation the Film Festival has enjoyed for 19 years.