My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Manon Of The Spring (Manon Des Sources)


(out of 5)

A fantastic sequel to Jean De Florette that ties up all the story’s loose ends and has a few delights of its own.  stars as Manon, Jean’s daughter who is now grown up and pretty much running the farm on her own. Greedy neighbours  and  are still after the property, but she’s not as naive as her father was and puts up a much bigger fight for it. When she discovers what the men did to trick her father in the previous film and the fact that the village did nothing to stop them, she blocks up the source of the village’s water supply and denies irrigation to her neighbours for days. It is equally gorgeous as its first part, but so much more interesting, especially in the climax when the final pieces of the puzzle are put together in an earth shattering revelation.

DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions

Italy/France/Switzerland, 1986

Directed by

Screenplay by Claude Berri, , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

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