In this portrait of middle class manners, Marcel, a young boy in early
20th century France, witnesses the contrast of his teacher father and his
entrepreneurial uncle. City life is contrasted with summer vacations in a
cottage in rural Provence and Marcel befriends a local boy who teaches
him some secrets of the natural world.
The film was nominated for three CÚsar awards in France.
Post-film discussion led by Rachel Ritterbusch.
About the director.
A sampling of reviews.
Other background on the film.