COMEDY, ROMANCE / FRANCE / 2022 / 92MINS / M
From the mind of award-winning stage director Ivan Calbérac (The Student & Mr. Henri, AF FFF16) comes The Tasting. Delightful and witty, this heartfelt romance is best served with a glass of French wine.
The Tasting follows Jacques (Bernard Campan, A Bag of Marbles, AF FFF17) divorced and disgruntled, Jacques finds himself teetering on bankruptcy as his wine business begins to suffer. Not feeling particularly inspired by the next stage of his life, Jacques is close to giving up until Hortense (Isabelle Carré, Man Up, AF FFF21) stumbles into his shop. Light-hearted and kind, Hortense works as a nurse – completely enchanted by the babies she delivers, she is determined to find love and have a child of her own.
On a quest to expand her horizons and find a partner, Hortense decides to enrol in Jacques’ wine tasting course and an unlikely connection between the two begins to blossom. Is this just a fleeting romance, or could it be something more?
Isabelle Carré offers a captivating performance, delighting audiences with her warmth and enigmatic presence, creating a thoughtfully expressed story of love and the testament to the power of a great glass of wine.
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2022