directed by Jean Becker
This film stars Gerard Depardieu who plays Germain, a 45-year-old, illiterate handyman. Margueritte is a lovely 95-year-old lady who loves any good book to share with others. The two meet in the afternoons where Margueritte reads and teaches Germain to enjoy literature. He learns to read through her caring, patient guidance.
The rural village has its share of crazy and interesting characters living in a beautiful part of France. The film is in French with English subtitles. It is based on a book by Marie-Sabine Roger.