After sharing this journey with such a well-rounded and deeply human group of characters, how can you ever look at a glass of wine the same way again? PETER DEBRUGE, VARIETY
In his latest work, BACK TO BURGUNDY screenwriter Cédric Klapisch (best known for The Spanish Apartment, Paris and Chinese Puzzle) perfectly captures the transfixing beauty of seasonal change across one of France’s most famous winemaking 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, A Perfect Man, Dr. Knock) and Jérémie (François Civil, Bus Palladium).
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.
A heart felt love letter to what could be argued are France’s greatest passions – ‘cinéma et vin’ – BACK TO BURGUNDY is a nuanced parable of sibling camaraderie and imploding familial tension but ultimately one that arrives at the inevitable conclusion that love is like wine… it needs time.
Directed by CÉDRIC KLAPISCH
Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil, Jean-Marc Roulot
Duration: 113 mins
Country of Origin: France
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES