When Tomatoes Met Wagner

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When Tomatoes Met Wagner

Directed by Marianna Economou

  • Greece 2019; 72 min
  • Original version: Greek, French, English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • FIPRESCI Award - Thessaloniki Documentary FF

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • ANEMON PRODUCTIONS

     

  • STEFI & LYNX PRODUCTIONS

     

International Sales

  • RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES

    Anja Dziersk