Sunday, 1 December 2013

We're staying in Marseille this week with the films Marius & Fanny showing at the Watershed in Bristol

Marius & Fanny by Marcel Pagnol have been adapted by Daniel Auteuil, whom you may remember, played in Jean de Florette & Manon des sources.
Marius is the first film of a trilogy ( une trilogie). The story takes place in ( se déroule à ) Marseille, with many scenes in a bar: le bar de la Marine owned by César, played by ( joué par ) Daniel Auteuil, where he works with his son, Marius, Raphael Personnaz. Marius dreams to go and discover the world on one of the big ships ( les navires) which leave the port regularly. Fanny, played by Victoire Belezy, is a childhood friend ( une amie d'enfance) of Marius. They are both in love  with each other ( ils sont amoureux). But Marius is torn ( déchiré) between his longing for the ocean and his love: which will he choose? The film ends with the choice ( le choix), the next film Fanny, carries on with the story which will not divulged not to spoil it. César the last film of the trilogy should be out soon.
There are some lovely scenes of Marseille, beautiful colours and costumes and good actors: a pleasure to watch.

Both Marius & Fanny are on at the Watershed in Bristol, for more info...

Don't forget to look at Alliance Française de Bristol et Bath for details of French regular classes, French workshops on drama, cheeses, cookery and more. For more info...

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