Otan o Wagner sinantise tis ntomates

When Tomatoes Met Wagner

Encircled by mountains, the plain of Thessaly has always provided food for Greek farmers. But recently the region has hit rock bottom due to the economic crisis. Here lies Elias, a farming village of 33 inhabitants, with no shops, no school or even a priest. This is where the farmer Christos has decided to turn over his land to the organic cultivation of tomatoes – and the tiny village opens up to the world. After centuries of insular existence, everything is stirred up by the humble tomato, and the village's 33 elderly inhabitants find themselves having to respond to a new reality. (Berlinale)

Director's Biography
Marianna Economou: Marianna Economou is a Greek director who studied anthropology, photo journalism and film in London. Since 2000, Economou has been producing and directing documentary series and independent films in cooperation with European broadcasters including the BBC, arte and YLE. Her film “The Longest Run“ was nominated for a European Film Award in 2016 and won the VER.DI Award for Best Documentary at DOK Leipzig. Film Selection: Otan o Wagner sinantise tis ntomates (When Tomatoes Met Wagner, 2018, doc) - O pio makris dromos (The Longest Run, 2015, doc, CE'16) - Food for Love (2013, doc) - Odos Sfaktirias (Twelve Neighbors, 2009, doc) - Bells, Threads & Miracles (2008, doc) - Please Listen to Me (2007, doc) - Gia mia thesi ston horo (My Place in the Dance, 2006, doc) - To sholeio (The School, 2001, doc)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Marianna Economou
Greece 2019
72 minutes
Greek / English / French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marianna Economou
Cinematography Argyris Tsepelikas, Marianna Economou, Dimitris Kordelas
Editing Evgenia Papageorgiou
Sound/Sounddesign Pavlos Christoforakos
Producer(s) Spiros Mavrogenis, Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof
STEFI & Lynx, Anemon
World Sales
Rise and Shine
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2019
World Premiere
Berlinale 2019

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