06-24 November 2019

Festivals & Events

Mixed Plate

BENTO HARASSMENT
BENTO HARASSMENT

Renpei TSUKAMOTO
Japan
Feature film

After being continually disrespected by her rebellious daughter Futaba, perennially positive mother Kaori discovers the most annoying way to get back: by making sickeningly sweet chara-ben (character bento) lunches for her.

KAMPAI! SAKE SISTERS
KAMPAI! SAKE SISTERS

Mirai KONISHI
United States, Japan
Feature film

Once forbidden to set foot into sake breweries, today women are the ones driving the most exciting changes within the sake industry in Japan. This documentary delves into the passionate lives of three pioneering women.

NOTHING FANCY: DIANA KENNEDY
NOTHING FANCY: DIANA KENNEDY

Elizabeth CARROLL
United States, Mexico
Feature film

This documentary follows Diana Kennedy, who is known for her feisty personality, strict rules and insistence on fresh, sustainable produce. Even at 96 years old, this British chef shows no signs of slowing down.

THE WANDERING CHEF
THE WANDERING CHEF

Hye Ryeong PARK
South Korea
Feature film

A celebrated Korean chef and forager searches for unique ingredients. In his encounters with everyday people, he listens to their stories and prepares their meals accordingly, illustrating the deep connection between food, ritual, and memory.

WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER
WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER

Marianna ECONOMOU
Greece
Feature film

Due to the economic crisis, a tiny Greek farming village has rapidly declined to just 33 inhabitants. Christos, an enterprising farmer, decides to convert his lands to grow heirloom tomatoes with the help of his neighbor Alexandros, and a handful of elderly women, while also playing the epic operas of Wagner to said tomatoes. The result is a humorous and uplifting story of two ingenious Greek cousins and five village grannies, who tackle the world market with their organic tomatoes.

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