Below is the complete selection of films screening at the Food Film Festival 2013: documentaries, feature films, classics and an exceptionally rich programme of fantastic shorts from around the world. Look out for exciting premieres and Q&As with filmmakers. Enjoy!
Please note: the Food Film Festival is aimed at an international audience and many of the films are English spoken or have English subtitles. The language is indicated at the top of each synopsis.
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Romain Bolzinger |
In the United States, one in five children is obese and 400,000 people
die each year as a result of being overweight. In Battling Obesity
meet sufferers, health gurus and politicians who have declared war on
the disease; as well as those who believe that big is beautiful and retailers who
use obesity as a marketing strategy to sell more burgers.
Christophe Hermans |
Twenty-year-old Arnaud is so overweight that, with the exception of walking the dog, he barely leaves the house. He started putting on weight when his mother died. He now lives with his father, with whom he has an antagonistic relationship, in the Belgian town of Spa. One day he decides to drastically change his lifestyle, beginning with gastric bypass surgery.
Trevor Graham |
The ‘hummus war’ between Israel, Lebanon and Palestine, which erupted in
2008, whet the appetite of filmmaker and hummus fanatic Trevor Graham.
He discovered a culinary conflict that is raging as fiercely as any
other Arab-Israeli conflict. Make Hummus Not War
is a humorous homage to
the dish, but also a personal story about a soldier who served in
Palestine during WWII.
Madeleine Parry |
Madeleine Parry’s previous Murder Mouth
was one of the best short films at last year's Food Film Festival. In it she investigated what it was like to kill her own food, starting with broccoli and gradually working her way up to a lamb. In Meatwork
, she picks up where she left off.
Markus Imhoof |
The story of the birds and bees is perhaps the best way to explain to a child how nature reproduces. If the current bee mortality continues, there is a chance we won’t be able to tell that story for much longer. In More than Honey
, the filmmaker investigates the alarming disappearance of the honeybee.
Anneloek Sollart |
Fifteen-year-old Tom has eaten nothing but raw fruit, vegetables and nuts for ten years. According to his mother Francis, the only diet that is not harmful to our health is a raw vegetarian diet. Even though Tom no longer goes to school as a result of his strict diet, is malnourished according to doctors and socially isolated, his mother’s mission seems unstoppable.