My Mother’s Castle

Pagnol - The Hills of Provence Trilogy


FRA | 1990 | 98 mins | dir. Yves Robert, with Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Jean Carmet, Jean Rochefort | in French with EN subs | 8+ | Cert. U | 35 mm print

Every weekend the Pagnol family faces a very long walk under the hot sun to be able to spend two days in their lovely La Treille. Shortcuts across private estates make the task more bearable. Until one day, a stubborn caretaker catches them trespassing. Years later, Marcel buys a land with a castle and realises it is the very one his mother was so afraid of cutting across.