A film of beauty, love, jealousy, betrayal, lying, revenge, and friendship, Jean de Florette is considered one of the best French films ever made. Set in the beautiful Provence region of southern France, the film also stars three of France’s most famous actors;Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, and Yves Montand.
Released in 1986, the film was very popular domestically in France and internationally, winning awards in many countries including the United States. Based of a novel by Marcel Pagnol, regarded as the best French novelist in history, the movie is considered in Hollywood as the Jewel of French cinema.
I recommend this film to anyone who truly enjoys real movie-making. This piece of art will make you a different person, I guarantee it! It will leave you feeling like you now know more about life and how to actually be happy–at least that was my experience with it! You won’t be disappointed, I promise!