PAGNOL’S MARSEILLES TRILOGY
- MARIUS 1:00 ONLY
FANNY 3:25 ONLY
CÉSAR 6:00 ONLY
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
(1931, Alexander Korda) On the Marseilles waterfront, Pierre (Grand Illusion) Fresnay’s Marius yearns for the sea, despite the stormy opposition of his bar-owning Papa, César (Raimu), and his own love for Orane Demazis’s Fanny. The original cast of Marcel Pagnol’s stage triumph recreated their roles. Approx 120 min. 35mm.
“Famous for its dialogue and characterization, and for the rich humanity Raimu brought to the role of César, the Marseilles cafe owner."
– Pauline Kael
"A marvelous, lusty film." – Don Druker, Chicago Reader
(1932, Marc Allegrét) Marius is at sea, Fanny is pregnant, but past-middle-aged old fool Panisse (Charpin) solves all by offering to marry the girl himself, securing the son he longs for but then... Approx. 121 min. 35mm.
“Savor the finely drawn character studies, the triumphant acting, the warmth, humanity, and tightly-reined sentimentality of Pagnol's whole outlook.”
– Time Out (London)
(1936, Marcel Pagnol) Twenty years later, and Césariot, Fanny's son, must learn the awful truth of his parentage, and then, with the help of Raimu's César, play Cupid for his widowed mother. The only film of the trilogy to be written directly for the screen – and then later transferred to the stage. Approx. 134 min. 35mm.
"Distinguished even more than the first two installments by his [Pagnol] incredibly robust and healthy-spirited approach."
– Don Druker, Chicago Reader