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      My Father's Glory

      G 1990 1h 50m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 88% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Sentimental, old-fashioned stuff to be sure–but the simplicity and physicality of Robert’s film is effective mainly because it serves to put across this questionable vision. Rated: 3/4 May 24, 2022 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times My Father's Glory is the first in a series of two films that creep up on you with small moments of warmth and charm. Rated: 4/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Steve Davis Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy I defy anyone to watch this enchanting first film and not want to return to this world (via My Mother's Castle) right away. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 10, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) My Father's Glory has a very special quality. It's limited enchantment obligates one to dive in deep or stay out. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 4, 2023 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 30, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Très bonne biographie, une belle retranscription de l'enfance, des plans merveilleux du sud de la France Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is pure garbage. There is literally no conflict so it doesn't even properly qualify as a story. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Contrived and over-directed diary of the young Marcel Pagnol's idyllic summer holiday. Nothing happens, everyone smiles, no-one dies. Jean de Florette it ain't. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel(Real person named " Marcel Pagnol "), 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. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Very cute, especially at the beginning! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully filmed childhood reminisces of Marcel Pagnol, set in 1910 in the hills around Provencal. More an examination of Pagnol's adoration of his family and country life, the film is loosely themed around Marcel's determination to bolster his father's perceived omniscience, and his discovering in the process that adult's are not perfect either. Lush, gentle and idyllic, a superb film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Yves Robert
      Producer
      Alain Poiré
      Screenwriter
      Jérôme Tonnerre, Louis Nucéra, Yves Robert
      Distributor
      Film Movement
      Production Co
      Gaumont Production, TF1 Films Production, Les Productions de la Guéville
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 31, 2005
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $17.4K
      Runtime
      1h 50m
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