My Father’s Glory 1990
La gloire de mon père (original title)
1h 45min | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 29 August 1990 (France)
A young boy’s life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their summer vacation in a cottage in Provence, and Marcel befriends a local boy who teaches him the secrets of the hills in Provence.
This film is simply beautiful. Loaded with emotion. Marcel Pagnol’s story as a kid growing up in Southern France.
This is a film I saw for the first time about 10 years ago. 10 years later, I enjoyed it even more. Yves Robert makes you care for characters. Philippe Caubère is brilliant as the father, who’s a teacher. The truly beautiful Nathalie Roussel: the caring mother and wife. Young Julien Ciamaca gives a strong performance as Marcel. And what about Didier Pain: I just love his way of playing Oncle Jules.
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of this movie is to make you travel to this part of the world, to make you feel that you’re there when the story unfolds.
Director: Yves Robert
Writers: Louis Nucéra, Marcel Pagnol (novel)
Stars: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain