Vintner's Luck, The - 2009
Ascension/Kortex/Acajou Films - 121 min.
UPC # 9339065003512; 5051429102153; 814838012483
Blu-ray # 9339065003529(AU); 4042564135596(DE); 818522013442(US)
Cast: Jeremie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga, Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Screenplay: Niki Caro, Joan Scheckel from the novel by Elizabeth Knox; Director of Photography: Denis Lenoir; Original Music: Antonio Pinto; Editing: David Coulson; Production Designer: Grant Major; Art Direction: Regine Constant; Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor; Makeup Design: Denise Kum; Producers: Ludi Boeken, Niki Caro, Pascal Judelewicz, Robin Laing, Laurie Parker;
Director: Niki Caro
Sobran Jodeau is an ambitious young peasant winemaker with three loves; his beautiful and passionate wife Celeste, the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday and Xas, a fallen angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship. Under the angel's guidance, Sobran is forced to fathom the nature of love, belief and immortality in pursuit of the perfect vintage. This is a very beautiful film with a very nice soundtrack, but the story is barely the one in the novel and why doesn't Celeste age over the course of the 30+ year span of the story? Maybe Sobran ages so much more because of his randy nature, which is fully exhibited throughout. Actually I really enjoyed it, but I think that Keisha Castle-Hughes was not the one for her role. Recommended with reservations.
Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer