Saturdays in February, March and April 2013
Each screening will include an educational lecture
and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.
Sponsored by the Mercer Island Friends of the Library.
Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m.: MONDOVINO
|Directed by||Jonathan Nossiter|
|Produced by||Jonathan Nossiter
|Written by||Jonathan Nossiter|
|Release date(s)||14 May 2004|
|Running time||135 minutes|
Mondovino (Italian: World of Wine) is a 2004 documentary film on the impact of globalization on the world’s different wine regions written and directed by American film maker Jonathan Nossiter. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and a César Award.
The film explores the impact of globalization on the various wine-producing regions, and the influence of critics like Robert Parker and consultants like Michel Rolland in defining an international style. It pits the ambitions of large, multinational wine producers, in particular Robert Mondavi, against the small, single estate wineries who have traditionally boasted wines with individual character driven by their terroir.
Mondovino was originally intended to be a two-month affair as a break between feature projects upon the completion of Nossiter’s film Signs & Wonders (2000). The film gave Nossiter a chance to utilize his knowledge as a trained sommelier from his time working at Balthazar in New York as well as an opportunity to visit some of the great wine regions of the world.