DOCUMENTARY / FRANCE / 2018 / 95 MINS / CTC
The real people behind Back to Burgundy (AF FFF2018) – those progressive biodynamic and organic winemakers shaking up the status quo of the French wine industry – get their moment of glory in Wine Calling.
This documentary offers ample servings of energy and enthusiasm, as it introduces us to the renegades – the rebels, the critical thinkers and the ethically minded – who have waged something of a revolution in Catalonia, in the south of France, as part of a rising global movement in improved taste and sustainability. In doing so, they’ve chosen the hard road but one of immeasurable satisfaction. As one of the winemakers confesses, “I’m giving birth; that’s what it’s like.”
With Wine Calling, you won’t bear witness to a meditation on pastoral tranquillity; but rather experience something far more rock ‘n’ roll in spirit. Producer, Nicolas Manuel, sums it up perfectly when he says, “Natural wine is to wine today what rock was to music in the ’60s and ’70s… you can’t help but fall in love with these winemakers and the wine they make; they fill you up with hope and happiness.”
"This Intoxicating documentary shows them at work, where there is a wonderful sense of solidarity, but also with family, friends, all cast within a happy atmosphere: it makes you want to support them, taste all their different wines and even drop everything to re-join them and like them, change our path of life. "– Le Parisien
DIRECTED BY: BRUNO SAUVARD