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by Jonathan Nossiter


Ten years after Mondovino, his analysis of the increasingly standardised wine production in France, wine expert Jonathan Nossiter picks up the thread again and shows what it means to be rooted in the soil you're working on. During walks through the vineyards and relaxed gatherings with a group of alternative Italian wine growers, he trades experiences and arguments. What looks like a bucolic paradise, where intelligent people produce wine according to time-honoured and organic methods, is actually revealed to be a battleground. The DOC association, which is supposed to look after the interest of independent vintners, promotes winemakers who produce vast amounts in a standardised quality; and the agricultural industry with its hygiene regulations excludes traditional methods of production. The only thing saving the landscape from being totally destroyed is affluent foreigners using the old vineyards as summer holiday homes.

international title: Natural Resistance
original title: Natural Resistance (Résistance Naturelle)
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonathan Nossiter
film run: 83'
release date: IT 29/05/2014, FR 18/06/2014
screenplay: Jonathan Nossiter
cinematography by: Paula Prandini, Jonathan Nossiter
film editing: Jonathan Nossiter
producer: Jonathan Nossiter, Santiago Amigorena, Giacomo Claudio Rossi, Paula Prandini
production: Les Films du Rat, Prodigy/Rome, Goatworks Films/USA
distributor: Lucky Red, Rezo Films
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