A family that makes weekly trips to the French countryside decides to reduce the trip time by cutting through the properties of some neighbors, leading to conflicts. Based on Pagnol's autobiographical novel about his youth, this is a gentle family film that is enjoyable enough but fails to become anything more than a pleasant diversion. The tone is low-key, and perhaps too much so. The coda, where the story flashes forward from the protagonist's childhood to adulthood, seems tacked on and rather ludicrous. Pagnol's novels "Jean de Florette" and "Magnon of the Spring" were turned into fabulous films, but this novel does not translate as well to the screen.
My Mother's Castle (1990) 1080p YIFY Movie
My Mother's Castle (1990) 1080p
Le chateau de ma mère is a movie starring Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, and Nathalie Roussel. Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they...
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Every holiday Marcel and his family go to their cottage in the Provence (France). He likes the hills in this region. Before they arrive at the cottage they have to walk about 5 miles. With the co-operation of an ex-pupil of Marcel's father, who's a teacher, they only have to walk 1 mile, since they can take a shortcut along a canal, through the backyards of some eccentric people. During one of these holidays he meets Isabelle, a pretty but conceited girl...
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PleasantReviewed bykenjhaVote: 7/10
This was the follow-up to "My Father's Glory." That film probably better known but I much prefer this second film. To me, this one is far more appealing.
The scenery, the color, the sweet, beautiful face of Nathalie Roussel and the gentle tone of the film all make it a winner. The French countryside pictured here is beautiful as we watch a family make trips through various gates en route to their destination. Some of it actually gets suspenseful. It's a very simple story but nicely. The pre-teen romance is a bit distracting but it doesn't go on long.
The movie features good storytelling and I never get tired of the pleasing visuals. As mentioned, this story has a lot of appeal.
My Mother's Castle is the distilled essence of nostalgia for lost childhood - we see the hero's story in a golden light of memory, where the desserts are always the most tempting that could ever be, and the dishes never get dirty. The cinematography is stunning - the exact evocation of that warm and golden place in our memories. And the ending is, like it says - stunning, satisfying, perfect. I just love this movie - it's one of life's little miracles.