When Tomatoes Met Wagner

(When Tomatoes Met Wagner)

Elias, a small forgotten village in Greece, is slowly dying out. Cousins Aleco and Christos come up with a plan to save it, one that is full of sun, juicy tomatoes and Wagner.

How is it possible to return life to a farming region where only a handful of residents are left? Under the direction of the film's two main characters, all the remaining residents try to revive the cultivation of the local tomato variety without fertilisers and pesticides. In a small local factory some of them pack, strain and preserve tomatoes for export. Others deploy giant loudspeakers in the field, playing classical music that, according to the quirky growers, create conditions conducive to growth. The film humorously presents the efforts of a small village to preserve a tradition that is based less on modern agriculture and more on mutual solidarity.

About the film

Director: Marianna Economou
Greece
2019 | 72 min.

Language: English, French, Greek

Subtitles: English

Category

Long Live Life

Director

Marianna Economou

Filmography
2019 - When Tomatoes Met Wagner
2018 - Fragments
2013 - Food for Love

Marianna Economou

Sales

Anja Dziersk

Rise And Shine World Sales
e-mail: info@riseandshine-berlin.de

Screenings

06. 03. 22:15 Evald
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07. 03. 18:00 Svetozor - Large Hall
DiscussionMarianna Economou, director (via skype)
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09. 03. 18:00 Ponrepo
DiscussionKateřina Králová, Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague
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