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Film Club Title

La Gloire de mon Pere

28th June 2019


Doors open: 7.30pm

Performance: 8.00pm

Tickets: £5.00


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Ware Arts Review


This film is adapted from the memoirs of Marcel Pagnol. With

beauty, simplicity, and a keen appreciation for the commonplace,

director Yves Robert captures the turn-of-the-century childhood

of Marcel, the precocious son of Joseph (Philippe Caubere), a

diligent schoolteacher, and Augustine (Nathalie Roussel), a



In My Father's Glory, Young Marcel (played by Benoit Martin

and then Julien Ciamaca) becomes an avid reader, acquires

a younger brother and a sister, accompanies his aunt to the

park where she meets her husband-to-be, and befriends Lili,


Although these coming-of-age experiences are treated respectfully, director Yves Robert is most impressive in his presentation of Marcel's love for the Provence countryside. After his first trip to the area where they rent a summer cottage, Marcel feels he belongs to the place. The region provides him with large doses of mystery, adventure, and fun. Returning to the city with his family, he feels a magnetic pull to the hills of Provence. Eventually, his dream is fulfilled and they trek to the countryside every weekend.


The embrace of place enables Marcel to stretch himself and to nourish his inner identity. The rich exploration of this theme in My Father's Glory will take you back to your childhood memories and the imprint of place upon your personality and consciousness.



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