Un été en Provence

Un été en Provence

My summer in Provence

DVD - 2014 | French
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Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo go on holiday in Provence with their estranged grandfather, whom they have never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holiday they dreamed of, especially since their parents have just announced that they are splitting up.
Publisher: [Canada] : Mongrel Media, ©2014
Branch Call Number: FRENCH ENGLISH ETE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 minutes)
digital,optical
video file,DVD video
Additional Contributors: Bosch, Roselyne
Mongrel Media
Alternative Title: My summer in Provence

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downsman
Jul 04, 2016

While there is nothing too unexpected in this cross-generational movie, it is very enjoyable and generally well acted. The scenery is gorgeous. Well worth a look.

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mckeett
Mar 26, 2016

Nice movie with great scenery in Provence.

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alison_margaret
Mar 05, 2016

A very kind movie! Nothing huge happens, but by the end of the movie you feel that there have been great steps taken.

Their parents can't take care of them for the time being, so Irène lands her husband with their three grandchildren without warning, which is a poor start for family members meeting for the first time.

The grandmother has been the one to keep in touch with her daughter and grandchildren. Her husband and daughter had a huge fight over the daughter's choice of boyfriend many years ago, and the daughter eloped.

The two teenaged grandchildren are very teenaged - I remember being just as sullen at being hauled up to a cottage in the middle of nowhere at seventeen, as they are at being brought down to a rustic Provençal olive farm, lacking many mod cons, from the bright lights of Paris. It doesn't help that their parents are probably getting divorced, so there's that upsetting them, too. Their little brother, Théo, is less addicted to Facebook et al., so he's the one who's least affected.

On the elder's side, Paul is understandably exasperated at having Irène dump the three children on them out of the blue for the whole summer, so Irène has her hands full running interference.

Gradually, the two teenagers realize that their grandparents have had an interesting life. There's more to their grandfather than the farm-loving hard drinking homebody that they see now.

What starts off as making fun of their grandfather, becomes something better in the course of the movie, and the journey is well worth the watching.

As this is set in the beautiful countryside and small towns of Provence, you've got the views to enjoy, too!

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