Slow Food Story

Slow Food Story
Stefano Sardo
Italy, Ireland (Eire)
Documentary, interactive works
Stefano Sardo
Carlo Petrini, Azio Citi, Chiara Petrini, Gigi Piumatti, Marcello Marengo, Silvio Barbero, Piero Sardo, Roberto Burdese, Irene Ciravegna, Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Maria Proglio, Giuseppe “Gepis” Barbero, Folco Portinari, Gigi Padovani, Corby Kummer, Luciana Castellina, Vandana Shiva, Dario Fo, Roberto Benigni, Francesco Guccini, Ferran Adrià, Alberto Capatti, Licia Granello, Stefano Bonilli, Ruth Reichl, John Irving, Eric Schlosser, Aminata Traoré, Michele Serra, Frank Marciano, Sergio Cofferati, Matthew Fort, Dieter Kosslick, Jan Kaczmarek, Daryl Hanna
Tico Film, Indigo Film, Element Pictures


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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Culinari Cinema