You Will Be My Son

You’ll be my son is a 2010 French drama film directed by Gilles Legrand, starring Niels Arestrup and Lorànt Deutsch. It was written by Legrand, Sandrine Cayron, and Delphine de Vigan and released in France on the 24 August 2011. Arestrup plays Paul de Marseul, a passionate and demanding winemaker unsatisfied with the prospect of his son, Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) taking over his vineyard. He dreams of a more talented one, and finds him in the shape of Phillipe (Nicolas Bridet), the son of his steward, François (Patrick Chesnais). de Marseul lavishes attention and praise on Phillipe, all the time degrading Martin’s achievements, eventually inviting Phillipe rather than his own son to attend his investiture in the Legion d’honneur. Le Figaro gave the film three out of four stars and called it “a great vintage”.