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FROM THE VINE

In Vino Veritas

Sean Cisterna | 2020 | 97 MINS
Italy / Canada | Some Subtitles
UK Premiere

A downtrodden man (Joe Pantoliano) experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass.

In Detail

There he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process. In a rare leading role, Joe Pantoliano (‘Memento’, ‘The Matrix’) stars as Marco Gentile, an Italian born CEO of a Canadian automobile company.

He is at a crossroads in his life. Tired of the grind and troubled by an unkept promise he made years ago; he throws it all away. Without consulting his wife Marina (Wendy Crewson) he quits his high-paying job and hopes to reconnect to a way of life that will help him find his centre and regain his moral compass. But will his new beginning spell an end to old relationships?

‘From the Vine’ breathes the same fragrant air as ‘Under the Tuscan Sun,’ ‘A Good Year’ and any number of other movies that offer up beautiful scenery and a stripped-down way of life as a tonic for the soul.

We thank Joe Pantoliano for recording a personalized message for Chichester Film Festival viewers.

Our thanks to Parkland Entertainment for this screening.

- An Italian wine tasting session will be held prior to the Saturday screening of 'From the Vine' in the Jubilee hall at the new Park Centre.
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