Jean de Florette Online Event
Berkshire Museum is pleased to host the January and March gatherings of OLLI at Berkshire Community College’s Foreign Film Shared Interest Group, featuring the screening of a foreign-language film followed by a discussion led by an OLLI volunteer.
The January event has moved to an online format only.
Jean de Florette is a BAFTA award-winning French drama set in 1920s Provence. The enterprising Ugolin Soubeyran (Daniel Auteuil) returns to his native countryside after the serving in the military. Intent on growing expensive flowers, he conspires with his uncle, Cesar (Yves Montand), to gain access to a hidden spring on a neighboring property. When their initial attempt to buy the land fails, they must contend with Jean de Florette (Gérard Depardieu), who arrives with his family to work the coveted plot and turn it into a profitable farm.
This 1986 screen adaptation of Marcel Pagnol’s two-part novel was brought to life by the Oscar-winning film director, Claude Berri.
Language: French, with English subtitles
Runtime: 2 hours
MPAA rating: PG
Tickets: This screening is free and is open exclusively to OLLI members and Berkshire Museum Members. Museum Members may register for the screening via the button below; OLLI members can register on OLLI’s website. Learn how to become a Berkshire Museum Member.