The Grocer’s Son (Film Movement)
The French drama The Grocer’s Son is a low-key character study of a big city dweller who returns to his parents’ village after his dad takes ill, finding himself thrust back into the family business–driving the grocery truck around the countryside to sell their wares. Truthful and wise about its characters’ foibles, Eric Guirado’s subdued film is a warm-hued minor classic that would never be made here without descending to condescension and crudeness. Guirado’s able cast is led by Nicholas Cazale as the son and Clotilde Hesme as the “friend” who joins him on his journey. Film Movement’s essential release includes a short film, One Weekend a Month by Eric Escobar.
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