MFAH Film Premieres: The Well-Digger’s Daughter (La fille du puisatier)

In The Well-Digger's Daughter, his 2011 remake of Marcel Pagnol's 1940 rustic romancer, French superstar actor Daniel Auteuil turns director. Playwright, filmmaker and novelist, Pagnol is venerated in France as patron saint of small town life (plays and films Marius, Fanny, Cesar, known collectively as the ''Marseilles Trilogy'' are holy writ). Well-Digger's Daughter contains all his classic themes: stubborn earthy father; rebellious daughter; clumsy suitor; sexy seducer; and a sweet, embracing community to heal the splintered family. The New York Times called the remake ''a pastoral wrapped in gauze, sunlight and sentimentality.'' 5 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 23, 5 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 24, 7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 25, 2 p.m., 2012


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