Marius

Marius

Directed by Alexander Korda • 1931 • France

Adapting his hit play Marius for the screen two years after its stage premiere, Marcel Pagnol turned his inimitable creative energies to the new medium of sound cinema, in a felicitous collaboration with the Hungarian-born director Alexander Korda, soon to be a leading light of British filmmaking. Young Marius and Fanny begin to recognize that their lifelong friendship has blossomed into romance, but their hopes of marriage are left unrealized when Marius cannot overcome his longing to go to sea, against the wishes of his adoring father, César, but with Fanny's selfless encouragement. Pagnol and Korda bring a keening lyricism to this tale of lovers torn between devotion and the restless urge for adventure, a conflict that begins to shape their destinies in ways they could never predict.

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Marius
  • Marius

    Directed by Alexander Korda • 1931 • France

    Adapting his hit play Marius for the screen two years after its stage premiere, Marcel Pagnol turned his inimitable creative energies to the new medium of sound cinema, in a felicitous collaboration with the Hungarian-born director Alexander Korda, soo...

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  • Bernard Tavernier

    This introduction to THE MARSEILLE TRILOGY by filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier was recorded in Paris in 2017.

  • Nicolas Pagnol on Marcel Pagnol

    The following interview with writer-director Marcel Pagnol’s grandson Nicolas Pagnol, who oversees his grandfather’s archive and the distribution of his films, was recorded at Marcel’s home in Paris in 2017. In it, Nicolas discusses the making of the films and his grandfather’s legacy.

  • Pagnol’s Poetic Realism

    Brett Bowles, associate professor of French and film studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, is the author of “Marcel Pagnol” (Manchester University Press, 2012), the first comprehensive study of Pagnol’s work in English. In this 2017 video essay, he discusses Pagnol and THE MARSEILLE TRILOGY...