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French classics on Blu-ray

Second Sight have announced the UK Blu-ray release of Yves Robert's La Gloire de Mon Pere and its sequel La Chateau de Ma Mere as a double-feature set on 5 November 2012. Based on the childhood memoirs of Marcel Pagnol (the author of Jean De Florette and Manon Des Sources), these French favourites see Marcel nostalgically recall idyllic retreats with his family to the hills of Provence.

Extras include:

La Gloire de Mon Pere: Pagnol's Glory - The story of Marcel Pagnol, the novelist. Includes interviews with Nicolas Pagnol, the grandson of Marcel, the French novelist Karin Hann and features the Marseille locations today.

Le Chateau de Ma Mere: Filming Aunt Rose - The making of La Gloire de Mon Pere and Le Chateau de Ma Mere through the eyes of actress Therese Liotard and director of photography Robert Alazraki.

The set will also be released on DVD.


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