Scent of a Woman vs. Jean de Florette



Scent of a Woman is one of those films which is built on the foundations of a central performance, which typically includes films where the only academy award they win is for acting. Pacino effectively holds the movie together, and while he is nothing short of amazing, the rest of the film is too cliched and too bland for me to consider it a classic. It wouldn't work without him. I remember really liking Jean de Florette, and it was also one of the first foreign language films I watched, along with Manon de Source. But I don't remember enough of it to rank it highly enough in my flickchart. So for now, Scent of a Woman wins.