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August 07, 2012
Outstanding!! American film makers: take note. This is how movies used to be made in America before studio bean counters had authority on artistic quality and you guys started using the cookie-cutter approach to serving up the same old crap with the F word in every other sentence.
August 04, 2012
Sublime. If you loved Jean de Florette, you'll probably love this one too. Sublime.
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The Hollywood Reporter
A polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France. Full Review
Ultimately comes off as curiously anecdotal, lacking the dramatic dynamism that could give Marcel Pagnol's tale new life. Full Review
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Well-Digger's Daughter is perhaps a bit too sentimental. But the performances are so heartfelt that its occasional excesses are easily forgiven. In a movie summer too often obsessed with things that go boom, this film is all about romance. Full Review
For lovers of classical French cinema, and I am one, this earthy throwback is a whiff of lavender borne by the bracing winds of the mistral. Full Review
The Well-Digger's Daughter offers a fervent poem to the region's abundant beauty. Full Review