A peasant wine maker in 19th Century France and an angel grapple with the sensual, the sacred and the profane in their search for the perfect vintage.

Production company: Ascension Film.

Co-production company: Kortex/Acajou Films (France).

Budget: tba

Backers: New Zealand Film Production Fund, New Zealand Film Commission, Motion Investment Group (Belgium), OLC/Rights Entertainment (Japan), Birka Holding AB, Burgundy Film Commission, Les Films 2 Cinema, NZonAir.

Producers: Robin Laing, Pascal Judelewicz, Ludi Boeken, Laurie Parker, Niki Caro.

Co-Producers: Jean-Francois Klein, Claes Wachtmeister.

Int’l sales: NZ Film.

Local distrib: Icon. (OLC/Rights Entertainment in Japan, and Ascot Elite in Switzerland)

Director: Niki Caro.

Screenplay: Niki Caro, Joan Scheckel from the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Knox.

DoP: Denis Lenoir.

Production designer: Grant Major.

Cast: Jeremie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga, Keisha Castle-Hughes.

Contact: Kathleen Drumm, head of sales and marketing, NZ Film, (64) 4 382 7680.