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145 Ratings

My Father's Glory

La gloire de mon père

Directed by Yves Robert
France, 1990
Comedy, Family, Biography


Based on the childhood memoirs of Marcel Pagnol, La gloire de mon père follows an adult Marcel who nostalgically recalls one idyllic summer spent with his family in the hills of Provence.

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My Father's Glory Directed by Yves Robert

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1991 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

César Awards

1991 | 4 nominations including: Best Costume Design

Seattle International Film Festival

1991 | Winner: Best Film

Critics reviews

Part of the enchantment of My Father’s Glory is the language (lines in the narration like “The Rs rolled off his tongue like a river along its bed”) as well as the absence of language (such as the sounds of cicadas in the hills around La Treille). Another part of it is the period ambience and nostalgia.
August 09, 1991
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