Family life -- France -- Drama, Illegitimate children -- France -- Drama, Man-woman relationships -- France -- Drama, Marseille (France) -- Social life and customs -- Drama


New Digital Restoration

  • Introduction

    Chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse


Raimu, Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, Charpin,

Come early for a themed lunch at Babette before the screening!

The third part of the Fanny Trilogy opens, some twenty years after Fanny, with the confessions of Panisse on his deathbed. True to form, these occasion something other than tears—digressions so lengthy and so funny Panisse forgets to die. The son he has raised with Fanny (with a little help from “godfather” César) is now old enough to track down his real father. And so the story of Fanny and Marius begins again. Love is revolution in every sense of the word. “Today the modest charms and graces of the Pagnol trilogy seem more precious than ever” (Time Out).

Judy Bloch
  • Marcel Pagnol
  • Willy
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 142 mins
  • Janus Films/Criterion Collection
Additional Info
  • New digital restoration courtesy of Nicolas Pagnol, in partnership with Janus Films

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Post-Thanksgiving recipe: French fare (article), Berkeleyan, 2004

On DVD : Trilogy is worth the wait (review), Los Angeles Times, 2004

Marcel Pagnol's Provence (program note), Pacific Film Archive, Judy Bloch, 1995

French film, texts and contexts (book excerpt), Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ginette Vincendeau, 1990

Cesar (program note), Toronto Film Society, Parker Tyler, 1980

Cesar (program note), Biennale di Venezia, 1979

Cesar (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Cesar (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar

The Fanny trilogy (distributor materials), Kino International Corporation

Marius, Fanny, César (article)

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