This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Jean de Florette is a beautiful and sentimental watch.
I loved the visually charming French countryside and the stirring soundtrack. Instead of stereotypical gossiping women the village is full of disapproving farmers, who spend their pass time playing boules and commenting on Jean’s presence.
It is heartbreaking to watch the conspiracy of Jean’s downfall all while Ugolin poses as his helpful neighbour and friend. The ‘villains’ are intent on profiting of Jean’s inheritance and display the powerful envy and greed…