For this annual event we celebrate the vibrant cinema culture of France during the week of La Fête Nationale. Copresented with the support of the Cultural Offices of the French Embassy, the Consulate General of France in Houston, Texas and L’Alliance Française d’OKC.
The Well-Digger’s Daughter screens this Tuesday, July 10, 7:30pm
Daniel Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant Felipe (Kad Merad). But when she’s impregnated by a wealthy young pilot (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences. An exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, set to a score by Academy Award-nominee Alexandre Desplat, the film captures all the warmth and humanist spirit of Pagnol’s original work. In French with English subtitles.
Director: Daniel Auteuil 2011 France 105min. NR digital
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