SEE A FRENCH FILM: The Well Digger's Daughter (Daniel Auteuil)

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)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What first comes to mind is that, after the film, no one left the theatre. The movie ended, everyone clapped (rare), the lights came up, and then the packed movie house was filled with the happy chatter of people who had just spent a little under 2 hours listening to a lovely soundtrack against the backdrop of the bucolic Provençal countryside. It was refreshing to be dropped into a far simpler era than that of today--if only for 107 minutes. Apparently people did not want that feeling to end. With the addition of two other meet up groups (Arthouse Films and Francofous) we totaled 18 people, maybe more! The Belgian beer afterwards made for a complete evening.

    September 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, given that three different groups are involved with this meet up, we're a large crowd if everyone shows up: 18 people!!!! And what perfect weather to be indoors seeing a foreign film! À très bientôt !

    September 2, 2012

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