When Tomatoes Met Wagner, Marianna Economou's new uplifting film about a group of Greek farmers who tackle the world market with their organic tomato, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 12 2019.

Produced by Stefi/Lynx and Anemon in co—production with the Greek Film Centre and Cosmote TV and with the support of Creative Europe, ERT and 235, the film screened in the Culinary Cinema section of the Berlinale offering food for thought with films from around the world about the pleasures but also the dark sides of food.

When Tomatoes Met Wagner, follows the protagonists of an unlikely quest, as they struggle to save their village, turning their land to the organic cultivation of tomatoes. The film observes this unusual business venture as it sets off and the small community of farmers as it opens up to the world.

Humorous and bittersweet, this is a story about the importance of reinventing oneself in times of crisis and the power of human relationships.

The film, which premiered on Tuesday February 12 (Cubix Cinema, 15.30) and Wednesday February 13 (Gropius Bau Cinema, 22.00) was also nominated for the Berlinale’s prestigious Glashütte Original – Documentary Award 2019. It also screened at the European Film Market in collaboration with the Greek Film Centre and the German sales company Rise and Shine.

Following the Berlinale, the film had its Greek premiere at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 8, 9) where it won the Fipresci Film Critics Award and was the pre-opening film at the Visions du Reel Festival in Nyon (April 4) to celebrate the kick-off of its 50th edition. The film was nominated for the prestigius award Prix Europa - The European Broadcasting Festival.

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