Review: The Vintner's Luck
box wineI haven't read the book, but from seeing this film I would say its dying for a gay relationship to make sense of much of the drama, or lack of it. It feels curiously empty of tasty ideas, trying hard to be profound and ending up watery. The physical encumbrance and pantomime feel of the angel wings are a major mistake, and a completely implausible first meeting taints the angel/Sobran relationship for the rest of the film. And the camera work is irritating and distracting. And I was bored. But I did like the overall look and feel, its earthy sensuousness, and the exploration of wine making, so a pity its flawed.