|From the Vine|
|Directed by||Sean Cisterna|
|Produced by||Kyle Bornais|
|Written by||Willem Wennekers|
|Based on||Finding Marco|
by Kenneth Canio Cancellara
|Edited by||Andrew Wall|
|Distributed by||Indiecan Entertainment|
From the Vine is a Canadian drama film, directed by Sean Cisterna and released in 2019. Based on the novel Finding Marco by Kenneth Canio Cancellara, the film stars Joe Pantoliano as Marco Gentile, a burned-out business executive from Toronto who gives up on the corporate rat race, and moves his family to Italy to revive his grandfather's vineyard in Acerenza.
The film also stars Wendy Crewson as Marco's wife Marina and Paula Brancati as their daughter Laura, as well as Marco Leonardi, Tony Nardi, Tony Nappo, Kevin Hanchard and Frank Moore in supporting roles.
The film premiered in June 2019 at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival in Toronto, and subsequently received other film festival screenings through the summer, although its October screening at Devour! The Food Film Fest was billed as its official North American premiere.
The film was originally scheduled to enter commercial release on May 1, 2020, although this was cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. It was instead released on digital platforms in July 2020.
- Barry Hertz, "From the Vine is worth sipping, if only for Joe Pantoliano's drunk-on-life performance". The Globe and Mail, July 10, 2020.
- Etan Vlessing, "Joe Pantoliano to Star in Wine Drama 'From the Vine Came the Grape'". The Hollywood Reporter, November 15, 2018.
- "Devouring a delicious film festival in Nova Scotia". Toronto Sun, September 11, 2019.
- Simone Joseph, "The arts struggle to survive: Coronavirus' impact in York Region". YorkRegion.com, April 11, 2020.