Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974) was born in Aubagne, France and had a brilliant literary and film career which made him one of the most respected creative talents in France. He was the first filmmaker elected to the Academie Francaise and a highly-regarded playwright. Pagnol was perhaps best-known to international audiences for his novels Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources which were later adapted by Claude Berri to great acclaim.