About the film
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Actors: Ana Girardot, François Civil, Pio MarmaïVeteran director Cédric Klapisch’s Back to Burgundy is an engaging familial drama set in the heart of French wine country.
Best known for the sparkling romantic-comedy trilogy that began with “The Spanish Apartment,” writer-director Klapisch crafts vibrant characters in a story of sibling camaraderie and familial strife at a Burgundy winery that unfolds against the backdrop of one of France’s most famous wine-making regions.
With the death of his father looming, Jean (Pio Marmaï) returns from his Australian winery to his childhood 'domaine' in Burgundy after a 10-year absence. He takes over the family’s vineyard along with his siblings Juliette (Ana Girardot) and Jérémie (François Civil). Over the course of a year, Jean, Juliette and Jérémie put aside their lingering resentments about the past as they seek to maintain their father’s legacy and defy expectations – financial, emotional and professional – of those around them.
South Australian’s will enjoy immensely seeing the culture of wine-making: the seasonal workers, the rowdy parties at the end of the harvest, the taste-testing during the fermenting process, the worried glances at the sky, the obsessive checking of Weather Apps.
How lucky our cinemas are fully licensed – this film is best enjoyed with a cheeky bottle of red.
French & English with English subtitles