Houston Premieres Screening: The Well-Digger's Daughter

Houston Premieres Screening: The Well-Digger's Daughter

Twenty-five years after rising to international acclaim in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring, actor Daniel Auteuil makes his directorial debut in this celebrated remake of a 1940s classic based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I.

His eldest (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant. But when she's impregnated by a wealthy young pilot who is promptly summoned to the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences. An exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, set to a score by Academy Award-nominee Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech), the film captures all the warmth and humanist spirit of Pagnol's original work.

Event Details


11.25.12 | 2:00 pm
11.24.12 | 7:00 pm
11.23.12 | 5:00 pm
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11.21.12 | 2:00 pm


1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Ticket Info

$7 general public; $6 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.