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      My Mother's Castle

      PG 1990 1h 38m Drama List
      73% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 87% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Longing to return to the hills he grew to love during a magical summer holiday, 11-year-old Marcel (Julien Ciamaca) finds happiness once again when his father, Joseph (Philippe Caubère), is provided access to a private footpath they can use to easily travel from Marseilles to Provence. Years later as an adult, Marcel purchases a castle and realizes it is the same estate his adoring mother Augustine (Nathalie Roussel) was always terrified to cross along their journey. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It is likely that no one, not even Pagnol, had a childhood quite this perfect, and yet all happy childhoods grow happier in memory, and it is the nature of film that we can share some of Pagnol's happiness. Rated: 4/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Lovely and delicate. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 10, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) This is very moving, even if the film drags a bit along the way, it arrives at its end in optimal condition. [Full review in Spanis] Aug 4, 2023 Full Review Harriet Waugh The Spectator Too soft-centered, too bucolically beautiful and too idealized for my taste. Jul 20, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Pure escapism and delightful to boot. The costumes, scenery, set, music lighting are gorgeous and the gentle plot glides like a butter knife. No need for CGI, people going 'OMG' every few seconds, car chases - just a sweet film that cradles you throughout. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Oddly enough I found this preferable to La Gloire de Mon Pere. It's an impressive feat for a film with, to be honest, not very much plot, to be enjoyable and meaningful nonetheless. The final scene, with the guard's come-uppance from the lock-keepers, is extremely funny. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member La aussi je sais que ca casse le rythme mais bon... j'aime ces films tres simples et legers et en meme temps porteurs d'emotions Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful scenery.....and French childhood memories. A charming film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice nostalgic look at a French family in the early 20th century. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Part too of a wonderful film. I always balled like a baby at the end... it might be a sad ending but it is also the real story of Marcel Pagnol. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Longing to return to the hills he grew to love during a magical summer holiday, 11-year-old Marcel (Julien Ciamaca) finds happiness once again when his father, Joseph (Philippe Caubère), is provided access to a private footpath they can use to easily travel from Marseilles to Provence. Years later as an adult, Marcel purchases a castle and realizes it is the same estate his adoring mother Augustine (Nathalie Roussel) was always terrified to cross along their journey.
      Director
      Yves Robert
      Producer
      Alain Poiré
      Screenwriter
      Jérôme Tonnerre, Yves Robert
      Distributor
      Film Movement
      Production Co
      Gaumont Production, Les Productions de la Guéville, TF1 Films Production
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 20, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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