maandag 7 mei 2018

10s Movie Review - Retour en Bourgogne

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Genre: Drama/ Comedy
Runtime: 113 minutes
Year: 2017
Starring: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil

Description: After a 10 year absence, Jean (Pio Marmaï) returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot) and his brother Jérémie (François Civil), they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

Review: A long stretch in Burgundy, including vineyard; not a bad place to live your life. Young Jean did leave his family home, because he wants to see more of the world. Ten years later he returns, because his father is dying.
His sister Juliette and brother Jérémie stayed and are working with their father at the vineyard. They are very surprised to see Jean back and don’t know if their dad is the only reason he is here. Because, why didn’t he return when their mother died five years ago?
Because their father is too sick, the siblings have to run the vineyard and for the first time they have to work together and make difficult decisions.
“Retour en Bourgogne” is actually a coming-of-age film, but with adults. Director Cédric Klapisch lets his characters search for their own place, without any over-sentimental twists. It’s a movie that is easy on the eyes, with beautiful French landscapes.
Jean has more problems and the other reasons he came back to France are slowly coming to light. Juliette has to take the lead over the immense vineyard, which is very hard on her. And Jérémie is dealing with fatherhood and his dominant in laws. Each character gets enough attention and depth to make you care.
That the three of them all get an equal piece of the family company, means they have to work together and trust each other. That’s not that easy. They want to keep the family tradition alive, but they also have their own ideas and dreams for their lives. “Retour en Bourgogne” is a light drama, with beautiful images of France and good characters.

Rating: 4/ 5

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