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Nice-looking Wine Biz Tribute 'Back to Burgundy' Is Marred By Boring Family Drama

Can we just watch a documentary on wine-making?


Back to Burgundy (M18)

Starring Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil

Directed by Cédric Klapisch

The Spanish Apartment helmer Cédric Klapisch’s latest is about a prodigal son (Pio Marmaï) returning to his family’s vineyard in Burgundy.

There, he broods over personal commitments and his stormy relationship with pops, and squabbles with his estranged siblings (Ana Girardot and François Civil) over their winery’s future — tedious family stuff.

What the film truly excels in is how it hypnotically captures the lush, rustic countryside. Sometimes I wonder if my time is better spent on a documentary just about wine-making instead? (Pssst, watch Somm: Into the Bottle on Netflix.) In French with English subtitles. (**1/2)


 

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