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December 21, 2017 – December 23, 2017

French playwright, novelist, and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol (1895–1974) created one of the most celebrated trilogies in cinema with his epic love story set in a waterfront community in Marseille. Based on his stage plays, each film was produced separately and can be appreciated individually for its own self-contained story. Shot in a realistic style later adopted by Jean Renoir and the French New Wave, seen together (although each chapter can be seen alone) they tell a single tale rich with Gallic warmth, humanism, humor, and unforgettable characters.


Directed by Marcel Pagnol

The culminating episode, which can be fully appreciated without seeing the first two parts, continues the story 20 years later.


Directed by Marc Allégret

Picking up moments after the end of Marius, Fanny grieves after Marius’s departure—and realizes that she’s pregnant. Panisse continues courting


Directed by Alexander Korda

Marius (Pierre Fresney) and Fanny (Orane Demazis), two young shopkeepers on Marseille’s harborfront, always seemed destined to marry, but Marius

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.