You Will Be My Son

Directed by Gilles LeGrand | Written by Gilles LeGrand

Directed by Gilles Legrand, You Will Be My Son stars Niels Arestrup as Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Émilion, whom is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul esteems in a wine-maker: persistence, creative insight and technical prowess matched with passion for the job and the product, and Paul frequently reminds him of this, whether explicitly or in subtle gestures. When Philippe (Nicolas Bridet) appears at the vineyard, Paul leaps at the chance to name him as his successor, neglecting the wishes of his own son. The tension in this familial triangle comes to a head when an unexpected event changes everything.

Like a fine wine, this drama is full-bodied and complex and provides a fascinating look at the matter of the transmission of knowledge, heritage and tradition in the world of wine.

Shot on location in the French region of Saint-Émilion at the Château Clos Fourtet, You Will Be My Son deeply explores the meaning of work, love, and family.

Available on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray.

US Distribution: Epithète Films


You Will Be My Son (Tu seras mon fils) (2011)
102 min, Drama
Starring Lorànt Deutsch, Neils Arestrup, Nicolas Bridet, Patrick Chesnais

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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