As part of the Cork French Film Festival 1st – 8th March 2015
Film Screening @ The Grainstore, Ballymaloe on Friday 6th March at 19.00
Director: Jonathan Nossiter
Duration: 86 minutes
Followed by an locally sourced Italian inspired rustic supper paired with wine from the growers featured in the film
A former sommelier, Nossiter’s Mondovino, a documentary about the globalization of the wine industry was nominated for the Palme D’Or in Cannes in 2004, one of only three documentaries ever nominated in the history of the festival. He didn’t foresee returning to the topic until last summer when he found himself in Tuscany, seated with Italian winemakers dedicated to resisting the prevalent use of chemicals. Nossiter instinctively turned on his camera and continued to follow these subjects against the sun-kissed backdrop of Italian vineyards. These protagonists of a rapidly spreading European natural wine revolution exemplify the movement’s ecological and cultural ideals, one winemaker says, “It’s about respect for everything” — not only nature, but also workers and customers.
This screening is followed by an Italian inspired rustic supper paired with wines from the growers featured in the film and music from French raconteur Christophe Rohr on accordion with Zac Gvi on clarinet.
Special thanks to independent wine merchants Pascal Rossignol from Les Caveau in Kilkenny and Doug Wregg from Les Caves de Pyrene in London.
Film & Dinner: €45 per person
Film Only: €10 per person