The Promise

Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vaderheyden

A century ago, Rogljevo was incredibly prosperous for a remote village in the far eastern corner of Serbia. The wines of Rogljevo were to be found at exhibitions in Bordeaux and Paris. But today this region is poor and deserted. Recently, a young French family decided to move in to grow grapes and produce wine, and they believe they have discovered a promised land – one of the top five wine regions in Europe. Their arrival has sparked high hopes with some villagers, and great resistance and mistrust among others. Can these young upstarts revive Rogljevo’s former fame as a world-class wine region? Only time will tell. 74 min. Serbia/Belgium. Watch the trailer here

Wednesday, March 14 – 7:15pm – Downtown Cinemas
Thursday, March 15 – 10:30am – Downtown Cinemas
Saturday, March 17 – 1pm – Park Cinemas

Director/Producer/Writer: Zeljko Mirkovic
Producer/Writer: Dusan Gajic