14 January 2009

Oscars - who cares

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.

Adieu, maitre.


polaris said...

Au revoir mon chéri, dorment bien

Subtly inspirational...

Anonymous said...

And a naked Manon frolicking amongst the gorse wan't bad either.