Jean de Florette (12A)
Sun 20 January @ 3:00 pm£7 - £15
Jean de Florette (12A) – 1986, France, 120 mins
Dir: Claude Berri
Cast: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil
The first of our two Sunday matinee showings based on Marcel Pagnol’s Water of the Hills, this is classic French cinema.
In a rural French village an old man and his only remaining relative cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear the man who has inherited it is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter’s hearts they think only of getting the water.
The sequel to this beautiful film, Manon des Sources (12A), shows next Sunday 27th January at 3pm. Joint tickets £15.
Doors open for fine wines and all manner of drinks at 2pm. Film starts at 3pm