| 2014 – 102′ – Drama / Romance
Co-Written & Directed by Daniel Auteuil.
Based on Marcel Pagnol’s novel.
Starring Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy, Raphaël Personnaz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie-Anne Chazel, Ariane Ascaride.
North American Premiere at COLCOA French Film Festival.
In French with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber release .|
After MARIUS, FANNY is the second part of Marcel Pagnol’s classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil has faithfully and beautifully recreated the grand emotions of this beloved text. Following the events in the first part, Fanny (Victoire Bélézy) is abandoned and pregnant, and fearful for the future of her unborn child. To secure the baby’s future, she agrees to marry the wealthy merchant Panisse (Jean-Pierre Daroussin), who guarantees a comfortable, if loveless, future. As she is adjusting to her new reality, Marius (Raphaël Personnaz) re-appears in her life like a phantom, and all the old, powerful emotions bubble up once again. Fanny is a supremely entertaining melodrama that won’t leave a dry eye in the house.