Bursting with sumptuous cinematography of the vineyards of Burgundy, an assured cast and a feel-good script, First Growth is vintage French film about the art of making wine.
The story concerns the son of a wine grower, Charlie who left his vineyard home to become a renowned Parisian oenologist and the author of a hugely successful wine guide. When Charlie returns to help his family’s failing enterprise he struggles with temperamental weather, a delicate grape and the doubts of his father (Gérard Lanvin, Get Well Soon – 2015 Festival). Can the wine critic become a wine producer?
This is a delightful and rewarding film from director Jérôme Le Maire, which lovingly captures today’s professional world of winemaking and the challenges each new generation must face. Lanvin is particularly affecting as the gruff patriarch who has become disillusioned with wine. A well made film with lots of body and a perfect finish, First Growth is a film to be enjoyed now with friends.
Classification: M – Coarse language
Language: French with English subtitles
Dates & Times:
Sunday 10 April 2pm