Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Marcel Pagnol: My Father’s Glory & My Mother’s Castle

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 24, 2023
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Film Movement

Based on the bestselling memoirs of French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol (the acclaimed author of Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring), My Father’s Glory (1990) and its sequel My Mother’s Castle (1990) recount the nostalgic memories of Marcel Pagnol’s youth growing up in Provence at the turn of the twentieth century.

My Mother’s Castle (1990)

During one idyllic summer, 11-year-old Marcel (Julien Ciamaca) discovers friendship and wonder amid the rocky peaks surrounding his family’s countryside home while learning new respect for his gentle and caring schoolmaster father Joseph (Philippe Caubère). Upon his return to Marseilles, Marcel longs to escape back to his beloved hills and is granted his wish when his adoring mother Augustine (Nathalie Roussel) devises a plan that allows them to visit the cottage more frequently. My Father’s Glory is an “enchanting” and “seductively scenic” (The New York Times) tribute to the lasting memories of childhood and sequel My Mother’s Castle is a “carefully boisterous” and “tastefully joyous” (Los Angeles Times) continuation of the beguiling story.

The home entertainment collection, Marcel Pagnol: My Father’s Glory & My Mother’s Castle includes both 4K restorations and specially produced bonus content including the featurette “A Question of Tribe” and a video essay.


  • Heritage and Nostalgiavideo essay by Ludovic Cortade, Associate Professor in French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University
  • A Question of Tribefeaturette with director Yves Robert’s son Jean-Denis Robert, grandson Martin Drescher, and cinematographer Robert Alazraki
  • 16-page booklet with new essay by filmmaker, producer and writer Kat Ellinger
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