First Growth

  |  Book Tickets: 20/11/2016
  |  97 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Part of the 24th FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL UK: Premiers Crus Bursting with sumptuous cinematography of the vineyards of Burgundy, an assured cast and a feel-good script, this is vintage French film-making about the art of making wine. The story concerns Charlie (Jalil Lespert), the son of a wine grower (G érard Lanvin) who left his vineyard home to become a renowned Parisian wine critic and the author of a hugely successful wine guide. Since leaving, however, his indifferent and grief-stricken father has all but driven the family business to bankruptcy. Initially reluctant, Charlie returns to Burgundy to help to revive the ailing vineyard. Thrown into the deep end with no experience while under his father's skeptical gaze, Charlie must now prove that he is worthy of the land that has been passed down through his family for generations. Can the wine critic become a wine producer? (Subtitles) France 2015 Jérôme Le Maire 97m