Fanny

Directed by Daniel Auteuil
Year: 2013
Running Time: 102 minutes
Country: France
Language: French w/English subtitles

FANNY is the second part of Marcel Pagnol’s classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil (The Well-Digger’s Daughter) has faithfully and beautifully recreated the grand emotions of this beloved text. Following the events in the first part, Marius, Fanny (Victoire Bélézy) is abandoned and pregnant, and fearful for the future of her unborn child. To secure the baby’s future, she agrees to marry the wealthy merchant Panisse (Jean-Pierre Daroussin), who guarantees a comfortable, if loveless, future. As she is adjusting to her new reality, Marius re-appears in her life like a phantom, and all the old, powerful emotions bubble up once again. FANNY is a supremely entertaining melodrama that won’t leave a dry eye in the house.

Cast
Honorine Marie-Anne Chazel
Marius Raphaël Personnaz
Fanny Victoire Bélézy
Panisse Jean-Pierre Darroussin
César Daniel Auteuil

Crew
Writers Daniel Auteuil ((adaptation)) and Marcel Pagnol ((based on the writings of))
Directed by Daniel Auteuil