01 - 05 May 2013

You Will Be My Son (Tu Seras mon Fils)

01 & 02 May at 8pm. 05 May at 3pm
Dir: Gilles Legrand. France, 2001, 102 minutes, subtitled.

For the SÓ Sligo Food Festival, The Model Cinema is screening You Will Be My Son, which acutely portrays the French winegrowing world in a classic, complex and gripping human drama set in the renowned Saint-Émilion vineyard. Niels Arestrup (A Prophet) plays distinguished vintner Paul de Marseul, reaching the end of his career and concerned about his successor, especially pressing given the terminal illness of his right-hand man François (Patrick Chesnais). Despite his son Martin (Loràn Deutsch) seeming the natural choice, Paul believes he lacks the subtle artistry necessary for the creation of a great wine, and misses no opportunity to tell him so. Instead, he wants François’ son to take over, thus setting the scene for bitter disputes, legal ploys, and revelations of family secrets. It’s a film of many pleasures, particularly the fine performances of the talented cast.

There is a special Bealtaine screening of You Will Be My Son on Thursday, 02 May at 1pm. Admission fee of €6.00 for Bealtaine attendees.