WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER
el Documental del mes December 2019

WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER

Marianna Economou

2019 72 min.

Original Version in Greek, French and English wit Catalan and Spanish subtitles

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Technical specs

    • Direction: Marianna Economou
    • Cinematography: Argyris Tsepelikas, Marianna Economou, Dimitris Kordelas
    • Edit: Evgenia Papageorgiou
    • Production: Spiros Mavrogenis, Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof
    • Sound design: Pavlos Christoforakos
    • Distribution: DocsBarcelona Distribution

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Two resourceful cousins, with the help of grandmothers’ wisdom and the enthusiasm of the inhabitants of an isolated Greek village, manage to lift the spirits and the economy locally by exporting small jars with organic tomatoes preserved with an unorthodox method … An endearing story about the power of human relationships.

The two protagonists have discovered the secret to make tomatoes taste better: Wagner. Challenging industrial agriculture and growing organic tomatoes with centenary seeds, they sell around the world tomatoes that are sensitive to music. The return of the two cousins ​​and the unexpected success, have taken the whole village by surprise and now thanks to the tomatoes, they’ve seen how the crisis that hit Greece and this area in particular has evaporated. A lesson on how to reinvent oneself in times of crisis.

About direction (Marianna Economou)

Marianna Economou studied anthropology, photo-journalism and film production in London. Since 2000, she has directed and produced documentary series and independent Greek productions and co-productions with European broadcasters such as the BBC, ARTE and YLE. She has received awards for The School, My Place in the Dance; Please Listen to Me, Bells, Threads and Miracles, Twelve Neighbours, Food for Love and The Longest Run, which was nominated for the European Film Awards 2016. The Longest Run also won the VER.DI award at Dok Leipzig.

Awards & Festivals

  • Berlinale - Germany, 2019