Directed by Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern
OPENING NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
Sideways goes French in this fond and gloriously witty comedy-drama starring Gérard Depardieu as a widowed farmer who’s willing to go to the lengths and breadths of rural France on an impromptu wine tour to bond with his son, the lonely big kid with a heart. Chaos ensues when the father and son travel to a farm festival via the Wine Trail in a Parisian taxi in this followup to their Wine Country Film Festival crowd pleaser “Mammuth.” Every year Bruno, a disheartened cattle breeder, attends the Paris Agricultural Show. This year, his father Jean joins him: he wants to finally win the competition with their bull Nabucodonosor and convince Bruno to take over the family farm. Every year, Bruno makes a tour of all the wine stands, without setting foot outside the Show’s premises and without ever finishing his wine route. This year, his father suggests they finish it together, but the real one, across the French countryside. Accompanied by Mike, a young, quirky taxi driver, they set off in the direction of France’s major wine regions. Together, they are going to discover not only the wine routes, but also the road that leads back to Love.
Rainy Day Chocolate Company offers tea, coffee, Beef Bourguignon
and chocolate truffles.
Muscardini Cellars sells wine by glass. Picnics are also welcome.
Please no outside alcohol.
2016 Berlin International Film Festival
French comedy duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern give us another road movie (which is also their sweetest) following their cross-country wheelchair oddity “Aaltra” to even-weirder Depardieu-on-a-motorcycle outing “Mammoth,” which delighted WCFF audiences in the past.
Jean: Gerard Depardieu
Bruno: Benoit Poelvoorde
Producers: Benoît Delépine, Jean-Pierre Guérin, Gustave Kervern
Screenplay: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern
Cinematography: Hugues Poulain
Editing: Stéphane Elmadjian
Music: Sebastien Tellier
Slony Sow / Terroir of Cinema, Wine, Shorts, Food On Film, World Cinema / France / 2011 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Healing, Landscape, Nature, Terrior of Cinema, Viticulture, Wine / 18 minsBenjamin, winemaker, sees his wife die in his arms following a long illness. Only one way for him: death. But a young Japanese woman, coming specially to taste his wine, will gently bring him to mourn the death of his wife by a series of symbols and exchanges between two cultures. A moving portrayal by French actor/winemaker Gérard Depardieu put this film at the top of our favorites.
Precedes: Saint Amour