When Tomatoes Met Wagner | TIFF

When Tomatoes Met Wagner


Directed by:
Marianna Economou
Alexandros Gousiaris, Christos Takas, Olga Lorida
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Do tomatoes taste better when they listen to the music of Richard Wagner? Elias, a small farming village in central Greece, is dying out. But two cousins team up with the village grannies to cultivate tomatoes. With a little help from Wagner’s music, the villagers export their little jars with organic tomato recipes across the world. We follow the protagonists as they struggle to make their dream come true. Humorous and bittersweet, this surreal story speaks to us about the importance of reinventing oneself in times of crisis and the power of human relationships.