It is summer, and 30-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provençe. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants.
Director Éric Guirado closely studied the lives of traveling grocers to lend this drama an intimate feeling of lived experience. The result is exactly that: small in scale and expression yet boundlessly warm, compelling, and a sincere portrait of working life in France’s countryside.
A film with a heartwarming narrative. The music was used sparingly which added a lot of emotion to the pivotal scenes. Set in a peaceful rural area, the film thrives from the interactions between Antoine and his family, friends, and townsfolk. Starting off with a decade old family feud, the director Eric Guirado shows us how the changes in one person’s life can positively affect the people around him.
"The Grocer's Son" is a beautiful film, both aesthetically speaking and in reference to the narrative. Madame Sforza in particular is a captivating character and her dynamic with her son gives this film a unique charm. It is a beautiful testament to the complications of family ties that anyone can relate to.
Great to see Clotilde Hesme playing a happier character than she does in the TV series "Les Revenants." Beautiful scenery and well-done family drama. Loved the gradual way Antoine manages to make a better space for himself in relation to his home. Felt a bit let down by the end. If only the older and younger generations in family businesses could untangle themselves so tidily in real life.
Some films are made like poetry. Movies that tell you that simple things in life have the deepest meanings. This movie you don't watch but recite with its beauty. The story revolves around the estranged son of a small time Grocer coming home to take care of the family Grocery when his dad falls sick. He falls back in love with the small town of elderly folks and connects back with family. Simple and beautiful...