This beautiful film about three siblings in the French wine region of the title, closed our recent Film Festival.
The story focuses on a man who left his family and his native Burgundy 10 years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father’s imminent death he returns to his childhood home where he, his sister and brother inherit their family vineyard. As the seasons go by and they work to save the vineyard, they’ll have to learn to trust each other again and reinvent their relationship.
The story is set in and around the family winery over the course of roughly four seasons and two harvests, with the gorgeous landscapes showcased in everything from time-lapse photography to overhead shots, drone footage and seasonal side-by-side split-screen. The film is about natural cycles, whether generational renewal in a family or those of a vineyard. To establish change throughout the year, Klapisch hired a photographer to take a picture of a tree every day at 3 pm for one year. How the three siblings change is the heart of the film. (Subtitles)