FIRST GROWTH / PREMIERS CRUS

2016 ARCHIVE

Director: Jérôme Le Maire
Cast: Jalil Lespert, Gérard Lanvin, Alice Taglioni, Laura Smet, Lannick Gautry
Country: France, 2015
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: M, Offensive language
Duration: 97 minutes

“Sumptuous images of the Burgundy vineyards, actors who do the job, a realistic scenario (…) First Growth has many assets”
Culture Box

Synopsis

Bursting with sumptuous cinematography of Burgundy vineyards, an assured cast, and a feel-good script, First Growth is vintage French movie-making about the art of making wine.

The son of a winegrower, Charlie left his vineyard home to become a renowned Parisian oenologist and the author of a hugely successful wine guide. When Charlie returns to help his family’s failing enterprise, he struggles with temperamental weather, a delicate crop, and the doubts of his father (Gérard Lanvin, Get Well Soon – Festival 2015). Can the wine critic become a wine producer?

First Growth is a delightful and rewarding film from director Jérôme Le Maire that lovingly captures today’s professional world of winemaking and the challenges each new generation must face. Lanvin is particularly affecting as the gruff patriarch who has become disillusioned with wine. A well-made film with lots of body and a perfect finish, First Growth is a film to be enjoyed now with friends.

Trailer

French trailer (no subtitles)

Screenings/Buy Tickets

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WELLINGTON
Tue 23 Feb 6.15pm, 6.30pm (extra session) D
Fri 26 Feb 11.00am D
Wed 2 Mar 8.45pm 9.15pm (extra session) E

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 28 Feb 7.40pm
Wed 2 Mar 6.15pm Special Event: Films for Foodies
Fri 4 Mar 11.00am
ENCORE SCREENING: Sun 3 Apr, 3.15pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Thu 3 Mar 2.15pm
Sun 6 Mar 4.20pm Special Event: Soirée Oenologie

CHRISTCHURCH
Tue 8 Mar 10.00am
Thu 10 Mar 2.15pm
Sun 13 Mar 4.30pm

TIMARU
Fri 11 Mar 6.20pm

NELSON
Thu 17 Mar 8.30pm
Sat 19 Mar 1.15pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Fri 11 Mar 2.10pm

TAURANGA
Sat 12 Mar 6.30pm

ARROWTOWN
Sat 19 Mar 6.00pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 25 Mar 6.15pm
Tue 29 Mar 4.00pm

HAMILTON
Tue 5 April 6.20pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Wed 6 April 6.15pm

DUNEDIN
Thu 7 April 6.30pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre