Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi

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    Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi

    Directed by

    • Jason Cortlund, Julia Halperin

    USA, Poland

    2012

    93 min

    • English

    Drama

    Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. As Regina seeks more stability and Lucien wants to devote himself to full-time nomadic foraging, their individual desires put the marriage to a test. A food lovers’ film.

    Awards

    • Special Mention, US in Progress

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Jason Cortlund
    Tiffany Esteb
    Almex Lee
    Screenplay
    Jason Cortlund
    Cinematography
    Jonathan Nastasi
    Editing
    Julia Halperin
    Music
    Chris Brokaw

    Director's Statement

    We wanted to evolve the food movie genre beyond the romantic. There's been a major revolution in the last decade in terms of people's interest in food and where it comes from. We think that there's an audience for a film where the cooking is real.
    Foraging isn't just some foodie trend. It's a way of observing the world and connecting to it in a very primal way. It's been a part of my life since I was old enough to walk in the woods, and I wanted to share that experience in an authentic way.

    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Production
    SMALL DRAMA
    Production
    MONTERNIA.PL

    Press

    This is a food lovers’ film told from an unusual pov. We liked its unique aspect of food from roots to restaurant.

    Sydney Levine, IndieWire

    Fests showcasing indie fare could add this low-budgeter to the menu

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    Now, Forager provides a counterbalance to the often romantic picture of cooking and eating in films with a culinary bent and meshes perfectly with today’s Slow-Food movement.

    International Film Festival Rotterdam

    Refreshingly devoid of the romantic glow emanating from most foodie pics, ‘Forager’ presents a mycological marriage in decline without going for the cliches.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    It's like Alice Waters meets Kelly Reichardt...

    Village Voice

    ...Now Forager has much to admire, and will do well programmed in any season around cuisine, with particular resonance with the slow food movement, and beyond that is a smart American indie that could find fans who like their drama thoughtful.

    Independent Cinema Office

    Likeably unassuming, good-looking US indie may exert offbeat appeal to the foodie crowd.

    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter