12 June 2023
In 1934, Marcel Pagnol directed Angèle in the hills of Aubagne. The main setting is an old farm, planted in the middle of Marcelin valley, dominated by the Saint Esprit Bars. A grandiose setting for a film that is no less grandiose. Revealing the young Fernandel in a poignant and poetic role, Marcel Pagnol signed there one of his masterpieces.
Unfortunately, the passing of time and the walkers eager to take a souvenir of the film have taken their toll on the building.
Today, only a few ruins remain, which does not allow one to imagine that Marcel Pagnol used architectural stratagems on this very spot in order to facilitate the making of this film shot on natural sets.
The Marcel Pagnol Fund, Aubagne Art and Culture and the municipality of Aubagne have joined forces to rebuild the Ferme d’Angèle, in order to perpetuate the place that Pagnol ‘s hills hold in the history of cinema.
If you wish to support this project, you can make a tax-free donation to the Marcel Pagnol Fund by clicking on this link: https: //www.okpal.com/fonds-marcel-pagnol/#/