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William Shakespeare

The Vintner’s Luck

January 26th, 2010

Can’t wait to see the new film by ‘Whale Rider’ director Niki Caro. Based on the fantastic book The Vintner’s Luck it is a story about balance, questions, struggles, ambition and life. From the film’s blog: “A story that has hit a chord with the Dalai Lama Visit Trust New Zealand.

This is a powerful, meditative tale of Sobran Jodeau, an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the three loves of his life – his earthy wife Celeste, the proudly intellectual baroness Aurora de Valday and Xas, a plain spoken angel who strikes up an unlikely but enduring friendship. Under his guidance Sobran must wrestle with the constant duality of life; from success to failure, love to hate, betrayal to belief – all in pursuit of the perfect vintage.”

See the blog for interesting discussion about the film’s themes including discussions on duality and Buddhism.

One Response to “The Vintner’s Luck”

  1. I can’t wait to see the film myself. 2009 was a rather lackluster year film wise in my book. Either that or I just didn’t have knowledge of the exciting films out there. I am ready for some thought provoking, challenging, meditative films in the United States. Bring The Vintner’s Luck on! Please!!!!

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