My Father's Glory

Directed by Yves Robert
Film Movement Classics
110 Minutes
Coming of Age, Classics, Family, Biography, Drama
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At the turn of the twentieth century, 11-year-old Marcel (Julien Ciamaca) accompanies his parents, Joseph (Philippe Caubère) and Augustine (Nathalie Roussel), on a life-changing holiday to the Provence countryside. During these magical summer months, he befriends a local boy, who shares with him the secrets of the rugged hills, while learning newfound respect for his gentle schoolmaster father.

Based on the bestselling memoirs of French novelist, playwright and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol (the acclaimed author of Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring), MY FATHER’S GLORY is an “enchanting” and “seductively scenic” (The New York Times) tribute to the lasting memories of childhood.


  • Philippe Caubère
  • Nathalie Roussel
  • Didier Pain
  • Thérèse Liotard
  • Julien Ciamaca
  • Victorien Delamare
  • Highest Rating
    "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
  • Highest Rating
    "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
  • Highest Rating
    "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"

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