Revisiting Film locations for “A Good Year” in Provence
I told you in a previous post that “A Good Year” starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard is my favourite American/British-made movie set in the South of France. The film is directed by Ridley Scott, who lives in the Luberon and is based on a Peter Mayle novel.
The movie tells the story of Max (Russell Crowe), who inherits a rundown house and vineyard in Provence from his Uncle Henry, played by Albert Finney, who Max visited during summers as a boy. However, rather than being excited about his good fortune, Max wants to quickly sell the property and return to his life in London, where he is a ruthless securities trader and loner.
Continue reading here as Michel and Shirley record their day trips with friends from the United States. It is a tour of Luberon Valley locations, including Lacoste, Bonnieux, Curcuron and others that appear in the movie.
Read: our book review of Peter Mayle’s last book, “My Twenty-Five Years in Provence, Reflections on Then and Now,” published in June posthumously, as Peter Mayle passed away in January 2018. Inside the covers, Mayle covers the story of the couple’s introduction, thanks to the inclement coastal weather, to the Luberon Valley.