Based on the childhood memories of Marcel Pagnol, author of Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, Yves Robert's La Gloire de Mon Pere and its sequel Le Chateau de Ma Mere are two of the most loved and successful French films ever made.
An adult Marcel nostalgically recalls idyllic retreats with his family to the hills of Provence. A love affair with the country began and during those perfect days he found new respect for his school-teacher father as he adapted to life away from the city, while the long journey there would soon bring its own adventures.
Together these timeless classics stand as one of cinema's greatest celebrations of childhood, filled with warmth, love and a poignant nostalgia for bygone days they continue to captivate audiences.
Now available for the first time as a 2-disc box set.
LA GLOIRE DE MON PERE: PAGNOL'S GLORY - the story of Marcel Pagnol, the novelist. Includes interviews with Nicolas Pagnol, the grandson of Marcel Pagnol, the French novelist Karin Hann, and features the Marseille locations today
LE CHATEAU DE MA MERE: FILMING AUNT ROSE - The making of Le Gloire de Mon Pere and Le Chateau de Ma Mere through the eyes of actress Therese Liotard and director of photography Robert Alazraki.
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), French ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), French ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), French ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: My Father's Glory (1990) 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. My Mother's Castle (1990) Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With the co-operation of an ex-pupil of Marcel's father, who's a teacher, they only have to walk 1 mile, since they can take a shortcut along a canal, through the backyards of some eccentric people. During one of these holidays he meets Isabelle, a pretty but conceited girl... SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Ceasar Awards, ...My Father's Glory / My Mother's Castle - 2-Disc Set ( La Gloire de Mon Père / Le Château de Ma Mère ) (Blu-Ray)