In 1973 John Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. Berger's trilogy Into their Labours chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. Our portrait places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in Quincy.
The four essay films which comprise The Seasons in Quincy each take different aspects of Berger's life in the Haute-Savoie, and combine ideas and motifs from Berger's own work with the atmosphere of his mountain home. Each film was created as an individual work of art but they combine to make a feature film. These are more than documentary films – they are exercises in thinking in film.