Douro Film Harvest
Slow Food Story
Original Title: Slow Food Story
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This is the story of a revolution. A slow revolution, a revolution at a snail’s pace. One that’s been going on now for 25 years and still shows no signs of coming to a stop. Its lider maximo is Carlo Petrini, better known as “Carlin”. He’s the man who invented Slow Food and Terra Madre. In 1986 Carlìn founded the ArciGola gastronomic association in Italy and, three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast food resistance movement. Without ever leaving his native Bra, a small town of 27,000 inhabitants, he has created a movement that now spans 150 countries and has transformed gastronomy forever. «Slow Food Story» tells the tale of a group of friends in the provinces. It’s a story of pranks and political passions, of restaurants and rediscovered peasant rites, of wine and journeys and gambles, some won and some lost but all taken with the same unsinkable, grouchy irony. The film shows how even the most important cultural adventures can be born of a tongue-in-cheek approach to life.

Director's Biography:
Born in Bra, Italy, Stefano Sardo has written a number of film treatments and screenplays («La Doppia Ora», «Tatanka», «Workers – Pronti a tutto», among others). An expert on cinema and food, he was the director of Slow Food on Film, an international festival held in Bologna in 2008-2009. Since 1996 he has been the director of Corto in Bra, an international short film festival. He has written numerous short stories and a novel. He is also the leader of the Mambassa, an Italian rock band with five albums under their belt.

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