La Gloire De Mon Pere [DVD]
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A screen account of the childhood of filmmaker Marcel Pagnol, based on his autobiography. The story begins with Marcel's birth in 1895, his family's move to Marseilles and an idyllic summer holiday near La Treille.
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The beauty of the scenery, the elegance and wit of the direction and the underlying values combine to make this film a great piece of escapism for a while, and a lasting impression of yet another age lost to us. Sigh!
There are scenes that are typically French that deal with hunting that not everyone will enjoy, but this is the way of life in France, even today.
We loved it, including the sub-titles to help our faltering French. Cant wait to see Le Chateau de ma Mere.
A friendship that develops between the city-boy on holiday and a resourceful country lad who shows the former how to survive in the wild adds interest to the main story of the father-son relationship.
The unusual French scenery of rugged, rocky mountains and the wild-life that lives there are part of the pleasure of the film and inject a dark and sinister element that adds piquancy.
It contains one of the funmiest moments in any film when 'La Gloire De Mon Pere' is revealed. You will just have to watch it to find out what that is.
An affectionate look at a better age when people had more time for each other.... and, frankly, life was probably a lot better without all the possessions we rely upon today. If that sounds old-fashioned, yes it is...but I defy you to watch this film and not feel exactly the same !
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An absolutely delightful film, even having to concentrate on the subtitles. A lovely family story full of nostalgia for early 20th century values, beautifully acted with great... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jaq
I loved this film and its companion and strongly recommend purchasing both together. They are strongly evocative of an era now gone but brought to life beautifully in this film.Published 14 months ago by A. Bear
Beautifully filmed, charming depiction of halcyon days of childhood.
I personally preferred Jean De Florette and Manon Des Sources though.