My Father's Glory

Directed by Yves Robert
Film Movement Classics
1990
105 Minutes
France
French
Classics, Coming of Age, Family, Biography, Drama
G

At the end of the nineteenth century, little Marcel lives with his parents in the Provence countryside. During his holiday, Marcel meets Lili, a local boy who knows all the secrets of the hills, and the two become fast friends. Adapted from the novel by Marcel Pagnol (MANON OF THE SPRING).

Director & Cast

  • Director: Yves Robert
  • Starring: Philippe Caubère
  • Starring: Nathalie Roussel
  • Starring: Didier Pain
  • Starring: Thérèse Liotard
  • Starring: Julien Ciamaca
  • Starring: Victorien Delamare

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Reviews

  • "What is surprising about the two films is the way they creep up on you emotionally, until at the end of the second one, when we discover the meaning of the movie’s title, there is a deeply moving moment of truth and insight. Like all the best movies, these memories of Marcel Pagnol work by becoming our memories, as well."
    Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
  • "With beauty, simplicity, and a keen appreciation for the commonplace, director Yves Robert captures the turn-of-the-century childhood of Marcel...."
    Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
  • "MY FATHER'S GLORY is the first of Yves Robert's two charming movies based on the sweet reminiscences of Marcel Pagnol.... The film proves exceptional in every way: outstanding cinematography that captures the countryside of Provence, fitting musical score, and wonderful acting performances"
    Movieguide