WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNERDocumentary, Greece 2019
CategoryAGING, Environment, Food, Geopolitics, Global Issues, Society, Women Filmmaker
Documentary, Greece 2019
Runtime: 72 min.
Director: Marianna Economou
Production: Anemon Productions
Elias, a small farming village in central Greece, is dying out. But two cousins team up with the village grannies to cultivate the tomato seeds they have kept for hundreds of years. With a little help from Wagner’s music – which they use to help their tomatoes grow – the team succeeds to export little jars with organic tomato recipes across Europe, the US and Japan. The film follows the protagonists of this unlikely quest, as they struggle to survive and make their dream come true. Humorous and bittersweet, this is a story about the importance of reinventing oneself in times of crisis and the power of human relationships. A Greek comedy.
FESTIVALS: Berlinale 2019, Thessaloniki Doc FF, Visions Du Réel, Dok.Fest Munich, NZ Architecture & Design Festival, Cinedoc Tbilisi, Doc Aviv, Docs Barcelona, Films For Food – Warsaw, Sydney IFF, Sarajevo IFF
AWARDS: Fipresci Award at Thessaloniki Doc FF9