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The Tasting

La Dégustation

Ivan Calbérac | 2023 | 92 MINS
France | Subtitles
French Film Festival

A very enjoyable wine-based romantic comedy about two awkward singles who form an unlikely couple and inadvertently find love.

Plus Wine Tasting Prior to Sat Screening!

In Detail

Jacques (Bernard Campan) is divorced and runs a small wine shop on the verge of bankruptcy in a small French town. Hortense (Isabelle Carré) is also single, full of life and eager to find true love. One day she walks into his store looking for a good drop of wine to share with a group of homeless people that she regularly cooks for, and before too long she has signed up for a tasting workshop at Jacques’ store.

The road to romance though, is not exactly smooth, especially when both of them are harbouring secrets – and nursing past hurts. Carré ('L'Enfant de Personne') and Campan ('Tous Inconnus') are both César award-winning actors and have convincing on-screen chemistry for an unlikely couple. Just like a good wine, ‘The Tasting’ has a lasting finish.


Special TALK & WINE TASTING from ASHLING PARK prior to the Saturday screening.

This film will be preceded by a special Tasting of English sparkling wines in the Jubilee Hall at 2:30pm and Gail Gardner, MD of the beautiful local vineyard Ashling Park less than 4 miles from us, will talk us through her trophy-winning wines and the rise of English wine.

It’s a real treat for your taste buds before this delightful film!

The sparkling wines have kindly been supplied by Ashling Park for this event.
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