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From the KimStim Collection
Mondovino: The Series
A film by Jonathan Nossiter
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Epic in scope, this multi-generation, globe-trotting saga covers not only the entire gamut of wine making, but wine's place in a treacherously globalized and hyper-marketed world. From the billionaire power brokers of Napa Valley, to the aristocratic rivalries of competing Florentine dynasties, to the efforts of three generations of a Burgundian family fighting to preserve their few acres of land, MONDOVINO: THE SERIES brings to life the human drama (and comedy) of wine making. Shot over several years and in five different languages, the series features numerous intimate encounters with the wine world's most iconic and controversial figures, including the critic Robert Parker, wine mogul Robert Mondavi, zany art collector Jan Schrem, and the noble proprietor of the mythical Romanée Conti vineyard.

From Florence to Burgundy, New York to Argentina, each hour-long episode stands alone as a passionate and hilarious piece of documentary filmmaking.

"Subtle, full-bodied, characterful, blessed with a long, elegant finish that keeps you thinking, the film's likely to leave you thirsting for more."TIME OUT

"Thought provoking, witty and entertaining."USA Today

"Although Nossiter set out merely to find the character behind the wine industry, he ended up with a poignant look at some important issues, including deforestation, the corporation versus the independent company and even communism. The result is an inside examination of a world very few people see."Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"A thoroughly engrossing deep dive into the world of winemaking, virtually a brand-new topic for nonfiction filmmaking. Nossiter, a former Sundance winner and a sommelier - now there's a combination - knows his stuff and asks all the right questions..."The Hollywood Reporter

  

550 minutes / color
Release: 2015
Copyright: 2004
Sale/Institutional: $340

This DVD is sold above with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights. It is also available for home video use, click here.

Subject areas:
Agriculture, Business, Cultural Studies, Economics, Food, KimStim Collection

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