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Clips (10)

  1. The trailer for this feature film.

  2. A 10 minute excerpt from this feature film.

  3. Interview with director Niki Caro.

  4. Interview with actor Keisha Castle-Hughes.

  5. The actors on working with Niki Caro.

  6. Interview with producer Robin Laing.

  7. Interview with production designer Grant Major.

  8. Behind the Scenes footage: Gaspard Learns To Wear The Wings.

  9. Production Design montage.

  10. The credits for this feature film.

Synopsis

Filmed in France, Belgium and New Zealand, The Vintner's Luck is a tale of growing grapes, meeting angels and seeking perfection. Belgian actor Jeremie Renier stars as Sobran, a poor winemaker who one day encounters an angel. The two make a pact. One day each year, as Sobran's fortunes wax and wane, the angel returns to hear more about Sobran's life. Director Niki Caro adapted Elizabeth Knox's bestselling novel with help from US script consultant Joan Scheckel; the film also reunites Caro with Whale Rider discovery Keisha Castle-Hughes, who plays Sobran's wife. 

Credits (20)

 Niki Caro
 Robin Laing
 Pascal Judelewicz

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Comments (2)

 christof

christof

thank you very much for that movie. make it easier to walk through a dark valley

 Jill Roberts

Jill Roberts

Niki Caro has this incredible gift to unveil her charachters' thruths..their humanity, a rawness... while never intruding upon them. A beautiful combination of subtelty and strength. Also all actors comment on how wonderful it is to work for her.
As a European actress residing in New Zealand it is my biggest dream to one day be directed by Niki, never mind how small the part!

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  • Ascension Film

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Awards

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Lead Actress: Vera Farmiga
Production Design: Grant Major
Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Nominated for Supporting Actor (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Cinematography & Visual Effects

2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Premiered as part of the festival's Special Presentation opening weekend