THE VINTNER’S LUCK

By Niki CARO

NZ FILM - NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2008

The tale of a peasant wine-maker in 19th century France and his life-long relationship with an angel, as they grapple with the sensual, the sacred and the profane in search of the perfect vintage.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Niki CARO
    • Writer(s)
    • Niki CARO, Joan SCHECKEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Laurie PARKER, Robin LAING, Pascal JUDELEWICZ, Niki CARO, Ludi BOEKEN
    • Synopsis
    • Internationally acclaimed director Niki Caro delivers a decidedly unusual love story that is both sensual and erotic, presenting a vision of Heaven and Hell - and the vineyards in between - that is unforgettable.
      Set in early 19th Century France THE VINTNER’S LUCK tells the compelling tale of Sobran Jodeau, an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life; his beautiful and passionate wife Celeste, the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora and Xas, a fallen angel, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Sobran which endures for many years.
      A fantastical creature with wings that smell of snow, Xas turns out to be an unconventional guardian to Sobran, proving more mysterious than angelic. Under his guidance Sobran is forced to fathom the nature of love and belief and in the process grapples with the sensual, the sacred and the profane.
    • Partners & financing
    • NZ-France co-production, backed by the NZ Film Production Fund, NZFC, CPB3, MIG, Kortex Sarl, Ascension Film, Fortis, OLCRE and Birka Holding
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