After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.
Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmai), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He's welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie (Francois Civil), the youngest of the three who has recently married into one of the region's more prestigious wine families. Their father passes shortly after Jean's return, leaving them with the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. As four seasons and two harvests go by, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie have to learn to reinvent their relationship and trust in each other as they work to preserve the land that ties them together.Written by
Music Box Films
I loved this movie, and I think 'Retour en Bourgogne' is a must-see for people who love France. I enjoyed the seemingly simple and very charming camera-work It hides in fact a very dedicated vision of both director and camera workers.The actors are very good also, because they act naturally as if they are telling their own life story. Enough surprises to keep you stick to the story-line.I was part of this family in no time, and wanted to help them with all these questions that life brings up to us people, as we grow older. I would have liked to have such very nice family members as in this movie!!It never gets too sentimental, which could have easily happened. I liked the way different times and places were entangled. It was pure poetry!
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