Chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse
Come early for a themed lunch at Babette before the screening!
Pagnol directed only one of his Fanny Trilogy, as the films Marius, Fanny, and César are affectionately known, but he is the true auteur of all three films about the inhabitants of the old port of Marseilles. See one or see all three—each is a gem on its own. Marius establishes the characters of César (Raimu), philosopher-at-large and proprietor of a quayside bar; his son Marius (Pierre Fresnay), whose dreams of a life at sea blind him and finally bind him to the love of Fanny, a fishmonger (Orane Demazis); and Panisse (Charpin), a kindly widower who quotes poetry from face-cream pots and waits in the wings for Fanny’s hand. Both Marius’s and Panisse’s wishes are granted, but it’s no fairy tale.
- with English subtitles
- Janus Films/Criterion Collection
- 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
Marius (review), Village Voice, Andrew Sarris, 1988
Alexander Korda (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England), Karol Kulik, 1976
Marius, Fanny, César (article)
Pagnol (flyer), Castro Theatre
Marcel Pagnol (distributor materials)
The 'Fanny trilogy' (program note)
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