VINTAGE FILM Jean de Florette

Jean de Florette

Talk about unintended consequences: The French government backs the most expensive films ever made in the country – this and its sequel, Manon des Sources – to celebrate French heritage and culture, only to see them become runaway hits in the UK, precipitating a mass invasion of Brits buying up houses in Provence. Vraiment!

Director: Claude Berri

Screenplay by: Claude Berri, Gérard Brach, Marcel Pagnol

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Yves Montand

Major nominations on original release : BAFTA Award for Best Film (won), Director, Actor Depardieu, Actor Montand, Supporting Actor Auteuil (won), Adapted Screenplay (won)

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