First Growth / Premiers Crus (12)

premiercruBursting with sumptuous cinematography depicting the vineyards of Burgundy, an assured cast and a feel-good script, First Growth is vintage French film-making about the art of making wine. Charlie, the son of a wine grower, left his vineyard home to become a renowned Parisian oenologist and the author of a hugely successful wine guide. When Charlie returns to help his family’s failing enterprise he struggles with temperamental weather, a delicate grape and the doubts of his father (Gérard Lanvin). Can the wine critic become a wine producer?

Cast Jalil Lespert, Gérard Lanvin, Alice Taglioni, Laura SmeT, Lannick Gautry

Director Jérôme Lemaire I 2015 I 97mins I Int Sales SND Groupe M6 / Festival Agency

movie-logo gu-lemaireJérôme Lemaire will appear in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Station Cinema Richmond     Fri 4 Nov 17:45, Tue 8 Nov 13:30, Thu 10 Nov 20:15, Sun 13 Nov 13:30, Wed 16 Nov 20:30, Sun 20 Nov 16:00, Fri 25 Nov 17:30 & Tue 29 Nov 20:15

Chichester Cinema at New Park      Sat 19 Nov 18:00 & Sun 20 Nov 12:00

Glasgow Film Theatre      Sun 20 Nov 19:30 + Guest

Edinburgh Filmhouse      Mon 21 Nov 17:50 + Guest


The French Film Festival is always happy to receive submissions to its programme. These can be shorts or feature length. The main language must be French.

Please email your submissions with a viewing link to

Deadline is 31 July 2018


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