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La gloire de mon pere.avi
A young boy\'s life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, 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.
This beautiful, charming work (and its companion MY MOTHER\'S CASTLE) is lifted from the memoirs of filmmaker/screenwriter Marcel Pagnol.
It is a loving, romanticized recreation of Pagnol\'s childhood trips to the south of France.
Director Yves Robert ices every scene with sweet affection and a seemingly effortless attention to detail.
There are so many moving, heart-tugging scenes.
Describing them all would spoil the confection.
I\'ll mention one. Young Marcel accompanies his father, Joseph, a school teacher, to school one day. Not believing that Marcel can read already, Joseph writes a simple declaration of his love for Marcel on the blackboard. Marcel then surprises his father by reading out loud what his father wrote. It is such a touching, affecting scene.
MY FATHER\'S GLORY is bursting to the seams with such magic.
Vladimir Cosma\'s score perfectly captures the period and tone of Pagnol\'s memories.