2021 FILMS

When Tomatoes Met Wagner

Saturday / June 12, 2021 / 4:30 PM
Greece / 2019 / 72 min / Documentary / Greek w/English subtitles
Available Viewing Area: Canada-wide
Short Film Series: Making it Work (Work)

When Tomatoes Met Wagner


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. The film follows the protagonists of this unlikely story, 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. A bittersweet story of two ingenious Greek cousins who defy industrial farming by cultivating organic tomatoes sensitive to Wagner‘s music.


Visions du Reel Festival Intenational de Cinema Nyon;
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Fipresci Award


Director(s): Marianna Economou
Producer(s): Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, Spiros Mavrogenis