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Pagnol : a complete artist, a unique character


Writer and film-maker, Pagnol was born in Aubagne, France. He trained as an English teacher. In 1926, he wrote “Topaz”. Two years later, this comedy triggered his success, confirmed by the Fanny trilogy comedies.

Pagnol's success brought him fame, respect and awards. With his novels and movies The Baker’s wife (1938), The well-digger’s daughter (1940) and My father’s glory (1951), Pagnol became the most awarded novelist/filmmaker of his generation.

Pagnol won his ultimate consecration when, in 1946, he was granted membership to the “Académie Française”; the first filmmaker to enjoy such great honour.

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