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“Food Stories” 2010

All of the award-winning films from this year and previous years are can be watched on the site www.academiabarilla.com

Storie di cucina

Inspiration and expression go arm in arm. This is especially true of short films – both documentaries and fiction. The Academia Barilla Film Prize Storie di cucina (“Food Stories”) recognizes the importance and ability of shorts to spread and promote Italian food culture.

Now in its sixth year, the 2010 special mention from the jury went to “La mano competente”, produced by Rosario Messina from Turin. The film is a look into the lives of elementary school children of Turin and captures them learning to cook with their teachers and parents.

Third place was given to “Il Pesto (a) nudo” by Laura Colleo and Lara Balleri, from Bologna. Their short is a journalistic investigation of authentic pesto alla Genovese. During their search, the two filmmakers traveled to the market area of Genoa and knocked on the doors of private homes.

“Storie valdesi” by Piero Cannizzaro from Rome came in second. In his short, Cannizzaro depicted the history and eating habits of the Waldensian  community, as well as the flora and fauna of the Alps that characterizes their old recipes, which are influenced by their spiritual beliefs.

This year, first prize went to Roberto Rabitti, from Modena, for his film “La rivoluzione siamo noi”, about Massimo Bottura, chef of Osteria La Francescana in Modena. The film captures the chef walking through the snow covered Apennine Mountains and his creative process for coming up with a new dish.

All of the award-winning films from this year and previous years are can be watched on the site www.academiabarilla.com

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