Eleven days of cinema and wine
Most, the Wine & Cava International Film Festival, which will take place from November 2nd to 12th in several venues in Penedès and Priorat, will offer expected previews. In addition, 38 wine-themed productions will compete in the official section Collita. The program will be completed with 22 short films, documentaries such as La vinya i la banya by vintner Raimon Coll and Sour Grapes by Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas, on the case of falsification of luxury wines discovered in 2012 in California, and activities around wine culture, such as the enoturistic Cinema als Cellers (Cinema at wineries), with the participation of wineries from both areas, and the Mini Most short films section for the children's audience, with mosto tasting included. All this in one edition, the seventh, with Uruguay as the guest country.
The Gran Reserva section will pre-screen the films Happy End by Michael Haneke, Two Women by Martin Provost, C'est la vie by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the biopic Django by Etienne Comar, and Tierra Firme by Carlos Marqués-Marcet, which will close this edition. All sessions will be accompanied by wines and cheeses.
Still from Happy End, by Michael Haneke
The Collita section will collect long and medium-length films from 15 countries, shorts in the Històries del vi (wine stories) section and promotional videos. Among the fruits of this harvest are Decanted, the initiatory adventure of newcomers to the wine business in Napa Valley, L'aviador and Vermut Montseta, who opt for wine as a meeting point for neighbors or families, and in the wineries themselves in Microvi, la gran festa dels petits cellers, being promoted in advertisements (Wine Tourism), inspiration for artistic creation (Entre vinyes), and starting point for creative experimentation (Celler Batlliu de Sort-Vi Bord).
Still from Decanted, Napa Valley winemaker Aaron Pott, © Nate Pesce
Still from Vermut Montseta
Still from Wine Tourism
Brots is composed of 22 short films of Catalan, Spanish and Uruguayan production. Works by established filmmakers such as Javier Fesser (17 years together), Clara Roquet (Les bones nenes) and Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goneaga (Renewable) will compete with pieces of young film values.
Uruguay will participate with the documentary Saving Wine by Philippe Prieto and Samuel Toutain, a film about the measures that some French winemakers have taken against climate change, and Nicolás Carreras' The Wine Duel, starring Charlie Arturaola and presented by himself. The well-known sommelier will guide a wine tasting of his land and will announce a Penedès-Uruguay cooperation project, with a subsequent popular barbecue in Plaça Jaume I, in Vilafranca del Penedès.
Nicolás Carreras, director of "El duelo del vino" (Uruguay)
Other activities will be the show Cultivare by Domènech Vidal, a dance, music and painting performance to inspire the design of the labels of the Cultivare wine of the Domènech Vidal winery, by the team of Ladyssenyadora and the dancers Olga Álvarez and Joan Palau; the programme Vinos de película, which will pair wines that appear in films with Xerigots cheeses; and Banda Gustativa Original, with wine, film, music and cheese.
- November 2nd to 12th