Slow Food Story

by Stefano Sardo

  • Documentaries
  • Production year 2013
  • Length 73’ min.
  • Format DCP


This is the story of a revolution.
A slow revolution, a revolution at a snail’s pace.
One that’s been going on now for 25 years and still shows no signs of coming to a stop.
Its lìder maximo is Carlo Petrini, better known as “Carlìn”.
He’s the man who invented Slow Food and Terra Madre.
In 1986 Carlìn founded the ArciGola gastronomic association in Italy and, three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast food resistance movement. Without ever leaving his native Bra, a small town of 27,000 inhabitants, he has created a movement that now spans 150 countries and has transformed gastronomy forever.
Slow Food Story tells the tale of a group of friends in the provinces. It’s a story of pranks and political passions, of restaurants and rediscovered peasant rites, of wine and journeys and gambles, some won and some lost but all taken with the same unsinkable, grouchy irony.
The film shows how even the most important cultural adventures can be born of a tongue-in-cheek approach to life.


Director Stefano Sardo
Story Stefano Sardo
Editing Stefano Cravero
Cinematography Giovanni Giommi
Music Valerio Vigliar
Researches Séverine Petit
Executive Producer Ines Vasiljevic
Produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori
Coproduced by Sarah Pennacchi
Production Indigo Film, Tico Film
In association with Element Pictures
With the contribution of  M.I.B.A.C.T. - Direzione Generale Per Il Cinema
With the support of Piemonte Doc Film Fund, Fondo Regionale per il Documentario; Piano Media della Comunità Europea
In association with Bord Scannán Na Héireann / The Irish Film Board
International Sales Autlook Filmsales


Berlinale - Kulinarischen Kinos
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Palm Springs International Film Festival
EXPO 2015: Expo Gate Milano
Douro Film Harvest: Filme de Abertura
Environmental Film Festival Melbourne
Traverse City Film Festival
El Cine Made in Piemonte
Victoria International Film Festival
One World Jeden Svet
Rencontres du Cinéma Italien de Grenoble
DOC - Denominazione Origine Cinematografica
Galway Film Fleadh
Una Notte in Italia - Festival del Cinema di Tavolara
Festival des Libertes - Compétition Internationale de Documentaires
Docville - Festival Favorites
Doxa - Documentary Film Festival
Planet + Doc Film Festival
Historier från Italien
Italian Film Festival in Scotland
Italian Film Festival UK

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