Based on the childhood memoirs of Marcel Pagnol, author of Jean de Florette and Manon des sources, La gloire de mon père and its sequel Le château de ma mère are two of the greatest and most successful French films ever made.
An adult Marcel nostalgically recalls one idyllic summer spent with his family in the hills of Provence. A love affair with the country began and during those perfect days he found new respect for his school-teacher father as he adapted to life away from the city.
La gloire de mon père is filled with warmth, humour and love for bygone days of youth. It is one of cinema’s finest celebrations of childhood. –Second Sight
Yves Robert (21 June 1920 – 10 May 2002) was a French actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, in his teens Robert went to Paris to pursue a career in acting, starting with unpaid parts on stage in the city’s various theatre workshops. To support himself, he worked at a variety of jobs including that of a typesetter at a print shop. In 1949 he made his motion picture debut with one of the secondary roles in the film, Les Dieux du dimanche. Within a few years, Robert was writing scripts, directing, and producing.
Yves Robert’s directorial efforts included several successful comedies for which he had written the screenplay. His 1962 film, La Guerre des boutons won France’s Prix Jean Vigo. His 1972 film Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire won the Silver Bear at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1973. In 1976, Un éléphant ça trompe énormément earned him international acclaim. Robert’s 1973 devastating comedy Salut l’artiste… read more
the story of this both movies ("LE CHÂTEAU DE MA MÈRE" us part2) is not extraordinary great, the young boy, which is playing the main role maybe too "beauty" and sometimes annoying melodramatic, but the pictures are beautiful. a nice movie to relax, to think about your own childhood. maybe not a movie to list at your favs, but it's anyway felicious. a movie to feel the holidays of past times. part1 slightly better, part2 a well made addon with a nice and interesting ending. watch them both - or: part1. as i've written already: beautiful (and melancholic)