2013 | Stefano Sardo | 73 min


Slow Food Story – A 25 Year Gastronomic Revolution

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. 






General Info

Year: 2013

Running time: 73′

Country: Italy

Genre: documentary

Language: Italian

Subs: English

Cast & Crew

Director: Stefano Sardo

Cast: Azio Citi (narrator), Carlo Petrini (himself)

Photography: Giuseppe Gallo, Giovanni Giommi

Editing: Stefano Cravero

Sound: Marco Furlani

Music: Valerio Vigliar

Production: Indigo Films (Carlotta Calori, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano)

Executive producer: Ines Vasjilevic

Co-Production: Tico Film (Sarah Pennacchi)

Distribution: Tucker Film and Indigo Film

International sales: Autlook Filmsales

List of Festivals


El Cine Made in Piemonte, Italy

Victoria International Film Festival, Canada

Palm Springs International Film Festival, US


Festival Internacional de Cine Gastronómico Film & Cook, Spain

Telluride Film Festival, USA

One World, Czech Republic

Festival des Libertes, Belgium

Kinookus Film Festival, Croatia

OFFF – Otranto Film Fund Festival, Italy

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland

Docville, Belgium

DOXA, Canada

Planete Doc Film Festival, Polland

Berlinale, Germany










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