26 October 1990
My Mother’s Castle (Le chateau de ma mere) is a sequel and companion piece to My Father’s Glory (La Gloire de Mon Pere), both based on the childhood recollections of Marcel Pagnol. Like its predecessor, the movie explores the adventures of the young Marcel (Julien Ciamaca) during his summers at the family summer home in Provence.
12 June 2007
The story takes us from the dear Garrigue to the secondary school where Marcel is first ill at ease because he is a scholarship holder and because he went to the grade school (the other bourgeois pupils had probably a private tutor). A fight against a rich kid ,that augurs badly for what is to follow. (to be followed in “Le Temps des Amours” )
13 June 2007
The last episode of Pagnol’s memories (see also “La Gloire de Mon Père” “le Château de Ma Mère” and “Le Temps des secrets”) deals with the teenage years of Marcel. While always spending his Summers in his dear Garrigue, he is now on the way to the Baccalaureat. He ‘s got a good pal Lagneau (The Lamb) who of course infuriates the teachers when he “bleats”…
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