Special event: 'A Taste of France'

Match the colour of your outfit with your glass of wine! Let us take you to the vineyard of France. With lots of body and perfect finish, First Growth is a film for wine lovers to enjoy with friends!
Enjoy a taste of France with a glass of wine upon arrival and French terroir food, followed by film screening.

Tickets on sale HERE
Alliance Française Members $25.00
Non-Members $30.00

On Thursday 24 March, at Cinema Paradiso
6.00pm 1 glass of French wine & French nibbles
6.30pm Screening


Bursting with sumptuous cinematography of 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.

The story concerns Charlie, the son of a wine grower who 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, Get Well Soon – Festival 2015). Can the wine critic become a wine producer?

This is a delightful and rewarding film from director Jérôme Le Maire, which lovingly captures today’s professional world of winemaking and the challenges each new generation must face. Lanvin is particularly affecting as the gruff patriarch who has become disillusioned with wine. A well-made film with lots of body and a perfect finish, First Growth is a film to be enjoyed with friends.