Berlin International Film Festival 2013

A taste of food-loving film at its best.

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The Moo Man The Moo Man
The Moo Man and Mussels In Love
Being There (Country: US; Year: 1979; Director: Hal Ashby; Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden)
A gardener left desitute after his employer dies is taken in by a businessman who mistakes his simple observations for wisdom.
Couscous Island (Country: Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Francesco Amato, Stefano Scarafia)
A documentary following the women of a small island south of Dakar as they harvest and process couscous in the traditional way.
Cuisine As An Agent Of Social Change (Perú Sabe: La Cocina, Arma Social) (Country: Peru; Year: 2012; Director: Jesús M Santos; Stars: Gastón Acurio, Ferran Adrià)
Famous chefs travel Peru celebrating the multicultural origins of its cuisine.
The Fruit Hunters (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Yung Chang; Stars: Bill Pullman, Ken Love, Noris Ledesma, Dr. Richard Campbell, Isabella Dalla Ragione)
The natural history and commercial story of fruit.
GMO OMG (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jeremy Seifert)
An explortion of the extent of genetically modified ingredients in US food, seen from the perspective of one father worried about what his children are eating.
Kitchen Dreams Kitchen Dreams
Kitchen Dreams and Red Obsession
Haleema (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Boris Schaarschmidt; Stars: Dara Iruka, Samba Schutte, Larry Thigpen, Peres Owino, Emtithal Mahmoud)
A girl is sent to look for water to help her mother and brother, who are on the run from the Janjaweed militia.
Jadoo (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Amit Gupta; Stars: Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Kulvinder Ghir, Tom Mison, Madhur Jaffrey)
Two brothers who have set up rival restaurants are approached by a daughter who wants them to reunite to cook her wedding feast.
Kitchen Dreams (Director: Felipe Ugarte; Writer: Felipe Ugarte)
Short film sees an eight-year-old wannabe chef, find her wish granted.
Make Hummus Not War (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Trevor Graham)
An attempt to solve the Middle at peace crisis by celebrating a widely shared love of hummus.
The Moo Man (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Andy Heathcote, Heike Bachelier; Stars: Stephen Hook)
The year in a life of a dairy stockman and his herd.
Jadoo Jadoo
Jadoo and Make Hummus Not War
Mussels In Love (L'Amour des Moules) (Country: Netherlands, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Willemiek Kluijfhout), Official Site, Trailer
A look at the complex and ever-changing relationship between humans and mussels.
Red Obsession (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Warwick Ross, David Roach)
A documentary showing the impact on Bordeaux traditions of a growing Chinese middle class with an increasing appetite for fine wine.
The Rice Paddy (La Rizière) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Zhu Xiaoling; Stars: Yang Yingqiu, Yang Xiaoyuan, Wu Shenming, O Xuexin, Shi Guangjin)
The life of the rice-farming Dong people is seen through different seasons.
Slow Food Story (Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Stefano Sardo; Stars: Carlo Petrini, Azio Citi)
An update on the development of the slow food movement.
Una Furtiva Lagrima (Country: France, US; Year: 2012; Director: Carlo Vogele)
A black bass laments his journey from fish market to frying pan.

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