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My Mother's Castle (1990)
Starring: Jean Carmet, Jean Rochefort, Therese Liotard, Nathalie Roussel, George Wilson, Didier Pain, Philippe Caubere
Director: Yves Robert
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: MGM / UA
English, Spanish, French
99 mins



"A delightful rendering of human behavior in a simpler time." -Variety

This "seductively scenic" (The New York Times) film based on the memoirs of renowned French author/filmmaker Marcel Pagnol highlights the alluring, magical country life of turn-of-the-century Provence. A vibrant, rhapsodic story of a family's great efforts to preserve its closeness, My Mother's Castle is "a cinematic full house, bursting with warmth" (The Hollywood Reporter)!

Young Marcel's mother has fallen in love with the tranquil radiance of Bastide Neuve after spending a blissful summer holiday there. Desperate to return to her beloved hills, she encourages her family to make the exhausting nine-mile trek on foot. But when they find an illegal shortcut through a private estate, their decision to choose the easy way over the long haul could permanently compromise Marcel's father's position as a schoolmaster.