When their father falls ill, siblings Jean, Juliette and Jérémie return to their family home in the Burgundy vineyards, where obstacles soon overflow.
Runtime: 113 mins
Jean left his family and his native Burgundy ten years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father’s imminent death, he returns to his childhood home. There he reconnects with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie.
Their father dies just before the beginning of grape picking time.
Over the period of a year, according to the rhythm of the seasons that follow one after the other, these three young adults will rediscover or reinvent their fraternal relationship, blossoming and maturing at the same time as the wine they make.
The story-telling power of wine is the context of Cédric Klapisch’s “Back to Burgundy,” a film detailing a year in the life of a fictional wine-making family in Burgundy. The taste of the family wines propel the characters back into the past, wrinkling up time for the characters. “Back to Burgundy” has a gentle low-stakes mood (although the actual stakes are often quite high), and the script (also by Klapisch) is episodic in structure. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t. When the film focuses on the wine-making process, in the progression from vine to bottle, it’s a fascinating and detailed look at a very specific subculture. Sheila O’Malley – Rober Ebert.com
The filmmaker: Cédric Klapisch
Watch the Trailer:
Pio Marmaï as Jean
Ana Girardot as Juliette
François Civil as Jérémie
Jean-Marc Roulot as Marcel
María Valverde as Alicia, Jean’s girlfriend
Yamée Couture as Océane, Jérémie’s wife
Karidja Touré as Lina
Florence Pernel as Chantal
Jean-Marie Winling as Anselme
Éric Caravaca as the father young
Sarah Grappin as the mother young
Tewfik Jallab as Marouan
Cédric Klapisch as a grape picker