THE GALWAY Film Society’s winter/spring season starts this month with a screening of the French film The Well Digger’s Daughter.
Twenty-five years after he made his name acting in Claude Berri’s adaptations of two of Marcel Pagnol’s most famous novels, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of simple country life in Provence (and the place of his own childhood ) for his first feature as a director.
The Well Digger’s Daughter deals with an unmarried girl, Patricia, the daughter of the well-digger Pascal Amoretti (Auteuil ), who becomes pregnant. The father-to-be, Jacques (Nicolas Duvauchelle ) has been called up as a fighter pilot in the war and has gone missing, presumed dead. His wealthy family are also unlikely to admit to having anything to do with the pregnant daughter of a humble well-digger. So what will become of Patricia?
The film will be screened in the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday January 15 at 8.15pm. Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 and www.tht.ie