Uncle Bardie’s Movie Spotlight: Fatherhood

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. To celebrate Father’s Day, this week’s Spotlight Movie is “My Father’s Glory“:

Okay, you watched “My Mother’s Castle” for Mother’s Day like I suggested. Why not try “My Father’s Glory”. “My Mother’s Castle” was a loving tribute to Marcel Pagnol’s mother. It was the second film of two films directed by Yves Robert. The two films are based on the two novels by Marcel Pagnol as a homage to Pagnol’s parents.

“My Father’s Glory” focuses on his father in the years before World War I. His father, Joseph, was a school teacher. Joseph joins his brother, Jules, in the Provence countryside. The two have religious differences but this doesn’t prevent them from going hunting. Marcel becomes friends with a boy, Lili, who lives with his family.

It is an idyllic childhood, these visits to the country for Marcel and his family. These two French films can bring back memories of our own childhood and the love our parents poured into our family.

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