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 Marmaï), 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 (François 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.
A reception with food and beverages provided by à la carte 2018 sponsors Savencia Cheese, Kronenbourg 1664 and Kobrand will precede the film. A sampling of wines from Burgundy will also be provided by Louis Jadot.
After the screening, Dr. Clara Orban, certified sommelier and professor at DePaul University will discuss oenology in France and the Midwest.
Special Screening Back to Burgundy
Sunday, October 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Film screening, followed by discussion
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613