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Marianna Economou – When Tomatoes Met Wagner #SydFilmFest

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A touching documentary about a community trying to survive austerity and revive commerce in their tiny Greek village, by marketing their organic tomato goods as trendy delicacies.

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11 min. and 46 sec.

PODCAST | Cristiana Palmieri interviews Marianna Economou, director of the film When Tomatoes Met Wagner.

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Marianna talks about her motivation to make the documentary and how meeting the people in that tiny community made a huge impact on her, both at professional and personal level.

When Tomatoes Met Wagner: Aleco and Christo are cousins who run an organic farm in rural Greece, growing tomatoes with the help of some hard-working old ladies – and classical music blasted across the fields. Packing their lovingly grown produce as expensive specialty meals for overseas consumers, they struggle to compete in a trendy market. Marianna Economou’s documentary is an engaging, funny and melancholy study of hope amidst financial crisis.

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Cristiana Palmieri
  • Guest
    Marianna Economou
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    When tomatoes met Wagner
  • Festival section
    Europe! Voices of women in film
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