lunes, 26 de marzo de 2012

Diez Horas Mondovino hace su Debut Reino Unido


DIEZ HORAS DEL DOCUMENTAL MONDOVINO HARAN SU DEBUT EN EL REINO UNIDO

Mondovino, el documental del mundo del vino que dividio el mundo del vino hace ocho años, mostrara su versión completa de 10 horas en Londres en mayo 2012.

Mondovino es un documental que aborda los conflictos del mundo del vino dirigido y filmado por el director de cine Jonathan Nossiter. El film abarca temas como la globalización, la concentración de poder, la estandarización, la influencia de EEUU y la Vieja Europa en la industria del vino. El documental fue filmado en Francia, Estados Unidos, Argentina e Italia, con una cámara digital manual.

La industria del vino tal y como se ha conocido en el pasado se ha trasformado dramáticamente desde los años 80s hasta ahora. Tradicionalmente fue una industria más bien europea, local, de pequeños productores que les llevaba mucho tiempo y esfuerzo elaborar vino, de empresas pequeñas familiares que producían vinos valorados por su carácter único y reflejo de su terruño o lugar de donde procedían, con una relación estrecha y natural entre la tierra, el campo y el hombre. Casi una forma de vivir. Como es el caso de la familia Montille en Borgoña, que lucha por defender las pocas hectáreas de tierra de sus antepasados.

La industria de hoy ha ido transformándose en grandes empresas internacionales, basadas en la imagen, política e influencias, produciendo vinos homogéneos, de gusto internacional, sin un carácter especial y para satisfacer a un gran número de masas resultando poco personales y característicos. Los personajes de estas nuevas generaciones son Michel Rolland; el imperio vitivinícola de la familia de Robert Mondavi, de California, las familias aristocráticas italianas y francesas que se han acoplado o vendido al nuevo sistema, y Robert M. Parker, el crítico de vinos más importante del mundo y amigo íntimo de Michel Rolland.

TEN-HOUR MONDOVINO MAKES UK DEBUT

Mondovino, the wine documentary that divided the wine world eight years ago, is to be shown in its full 10-hour version in London in May.

Mondovino: The Series, by filmmaker and sommelier Jonathan Nossiter, will be making its UK debut at the Real Wine Fair, which will be held in London on 20-22 May.

Nossiter will be at the fair to introduce the series and for a question-and-answer session afterwards.

The basic premise of the film was that the notion of terroir had been lost in producing globally acceptable, fruit-driven wines.

When first released in 2004 in a two-and-a-half hour version, Mondovino (an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival) was widely acclaimed by critics, but bitterly criticised by many in the wine industry.

Robert Parker, for one, accused it of being `disingenuous', while a Decanter.com review said the editing was `too clever'.

A year after release it was still causing controversy: in 2005 the Revue du Vin de France published comments from, among others, global consultant Michel Rolland, who is pilloried in the film for `worshipping money', as Aimé Guibert of Mas de Daumas Gassac puts it.

Despite his portrayal, Rolland conceded that even though some aspects of wine were badly represented in the film, the `essential thing was that it was talked about'.

Others had not forgotten being slighted. `We also have a passion for our terroir of which we are the guardians,' said California winemakers Garen and Shari Staglin, who were portrayed as moneyed, patronising new arrivals in Napa Valley.

Nossiter himself courts controversy. Replying to critics in 2005 he accused Parker contributor Pierre-Antoine Rovani of being `monolithic and unscrupulously self-serving', showing a `particularly grotesque…Orwellian inversion of the truth', and indulging in `McCarthyite smears'.

Shot in seven countries and in five languages throughout Europe and the Americas, Mondovino: The Series consists of 10 one-hour episodes.

It features interviews with Michael Broadbent, the Antinori and Frescobaldi families, Robert Parker, the de Montille family in Burgundy, Robert and Michael Mondavi discussing their attempt to buy land in Aniane in the Languedoc, which was bitterly opposed by Guibert, who is also interviewed. An entire episode is devoted to South America.

Nossiter told Decanter.com the film was `not intended for the big screen or to be consumed sitting down in one go'.

`If you do a marathon there is an overarching narrative but [the episodes] are meant to be dipped in and out of and picked at, sort of like a picaresque novel. So it's a different pleasure.'

Doug Wregg, the organiser of the Real Wine Fair told Decanter.com, `It is eight years since Mondovino was released, and the stories that it tells and the issues that it raises are still highly relevant today.'

Fuente: Decanter.com

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