So farewell, Claude Berri.
You were the director of two of the greatest ever films - Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources.
The stars were great - of course. Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil. But I loved the bit players - the local mayor, the priest, the old lady who told Yves Montand the truth about his son. The language, the countryside, Manon and her goats, the flowers, unblocking the spring.