FOOD FOR LIFE
Food for Life is a showcase conceived in collaboration with the Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, main sponsor of Sole Luna Doc Film Festival since its first edition in Treviso in 2014. For this third year we propose a series of three events dedicated to the topic of taste, food and environment in its various facets. Each event will be characterized by a panel with industry experts, by a tasting offered by local producers, with the support of Ecor NaturaSì, and by the screening of three valuable and important documentaries: the Cliffs of wine, by the master Ermanno Olmi, God save the green, by Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi, and Jiro and the art of sushi, by David Gelb. Every film has been chosen, both for its stylistic qualities and to stimulate reflection on the issues covered: the heroic viticulture, the return to earth and the culinary contaminations between East and West.
GOD SAVE THE GREEN
Regia | Director Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi
Fotografia | Photography Marco Mensa, Michele Mellara
Montaggio | Editing Marco Duretti
Produzione | Production Mammut Film
Italia, 2012, 52’ v.o. con sottotitoli in italiano | v.o. with Italian and English subtitles
In the last few years, everywhere in the world, individuals and small groups of people have started to cultivate vegetables in their own gardens, in their allotments, in their balconies, in their terraces and in neglected places of their cities. They do that, because they want fresh and healthy food, they want to change their way of life, the place where they live and the urban environment. “God save the green” tells the stories of people who are regaining a sense of community through gardening and, at the same time, they are changing their lives and the places they live in. The stories take place in the peripheries of large and medium-sized cities in the Northern and Southern hemispheres: Turin, Bologna, Nairobi, Casablanca, Berlin, Teresina. A documentary film that escapes the logic of the complaint and of the denunciation and that highlights the people intelligent and vital “know how”.
RUPI DEL VINO
Regia | Director Ermanno Olmi
Fotografia | Photography Massimiliano Pantucci
Montaggio | Editing Federica Ravera, Paolo Cottignola
Produzione | Production Ipotesi Cinema, Provincia di Sondrio, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Fondazione Cariplo
Italia, 2009, 54’ italiano | Italian
“There are five reasons for drinking: the visit of a friend, the wine’s goodness, being thirsty, and anything else…” Ermanno Olmi returns to the documentary and embarks on a journey through the culture of Valtellina, its traditions and its valleys, its crops, its vineyards on the cliffs, and all that in those lands is produced by the man and for the man. Among the quotes belonging to famous names who expressed their thought on the cliffs of Valtellina, the images seen from the helicopter of the terrace mountains and of the close flat surfaces planted with berries and crops, hands that digs and faces baked by the sunshine, in Le Rupi del vino there are just considerations that come from the images.
JIRO E L’ARTE DEL SUSHI
Regia | Director David Gelb
Fotografia | Photography David Gelb
Montaggio | Editing Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
Produzione | Production David Gelb, Tom Pellegrini, Kevin Iwashina
USA-Giappone, 2011, 81’
Giapponese con sottotitoli in italiano | Japanese with Italian subtitles
“It is the highest simplicity that leads to purity”, Jiro and the art of Sushi begins with this aphorism, a documentary that talks about the art of a way of eating that has won the globe over the past decade. Because the power of this film is almost entirely based on a minimalism characterized by a philosophical flavour of which Jiro Ono, the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza, a Tokyo neighbourhood, is the living expression. Sushi, such a structurally simple dish, becomes the perfect synthesis of a way of life that binds harmoniously various existential dimensions, in the oscillation of a strict dualism, which is typical of the Eastern world: fish and rice. These are the only two ingredients of a seemingly poor dish, yet so full of implications because these elements don’t have to be seen under their single peculiarity, but as part of their indissoluble union. Gelb builds an effective speech, which exudes an almost ecstatic beauty, supported by a soundtrack, which includes Cajkovskij, Mozart, Bach, Richter, but above all Philip.