This is a memorable film.
When I watched it for the first time I couldn't place a time frame on it. It really does appear timeless in many ways.
The story of Marcel's life is engaging, as are the wonderful characters, especially Marcel's parents.
It is very easy to watch, with beautiful light and scenery. The images glow.
I have to see My Father's Glory now...
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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Enchanting and engagingReviewed byAndrew-43Vote: 7/10
This is a memorable film.
Almost three decades later,Yves Robert comes back to what he does best:childhood movies."La guerre des boutons" (1962) was the first work featuring almost only brats.It was a timeless blockbuster in France and an (English or Irish) remake was made a few years ago.
Yves Robert tackles here Pagnol 's autobiographical books and transfers them to the screen with taste ,humor and magic.Magic is everywhere as Robert perfectly recreates those little simple pleasures of long ago."Le chateau de ma mère" is the follow-up to "La gloire de mon père".Both movies are likable,Robert showing tenderness for his characters:The enthusiastic atheist father (Philippe Caubère), the mother everybody would like to have (Nathalie Roussel),their two children ,Marcel -who would become the great director and writer- and his brother"petit Paul", the Christian uncle Jules who prays for his heathen brother-in-law,and plays the occasional Father Christmas. A lot of colorful secondary characters adds to the enchantment:Lili,the little boy of the garrigue,a girlie,some kind of stuck-up thing,a noble who's a true gentleman,a wicked warden(One of Jean Carmet's last parts) who's got instructions by way of heart.
The main difference between "le chateau de ma mère" and the first part "la gloire de mon père" lies in the fact that the former opens the gates of life(not only the gates the father illegally opens) .The conclusion is very harsh,but Robert avoids pathos and melodrama.It does not prevent us,though,after three hours (the two movies together) in these green pastures of childhood paradise,from getting a bitter taste in the mouth.
Robert knows it:so he ends his work with a wonderful epilogue(faithful to the book) which thoroughly justifies the title.And the audience will leave the Provence,while thinking that here or elsewhere,dreams may come true.
As Pagnol wrote at the end of his book:"life is made of small pleasures and big grieves :don't you tell it to the children"
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.