This event is in conjunction with the Francofous de Pittsburgh and the Arthouse Films Meetup Groups.
The Well Digger's Daughter
(La Fille du puisatier)
Acclaimed actor Daniel Auteuil, who in the 80s shot to fame in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Springs, returns to the novels of Marcel Pagnol for his directing debut. Auteuil stars as Pascal, a digger and cleaner of wells. He is a greying widower and father of six daughters. The most beautiful is Patricia, who's being courted by Pascal's heartbreakingly humble, middle-aged friend. But Patricia is also being romanced by a handsome, unreliable young man from wealthier stock. When he goes off to fight in the Great War he leaves Patricia behind to deal with the consequences of their brief affair. Shot in the beautiful landscapes of Vauclose, this lovely drama – with outstanding performances all around – captures the humanist spirit of the classic French films of the 30s. With subtitles. (Daniel Auteuil; France; 2011; 107 min)