OUR BLOOD IS WINE

Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old winemaking traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. By using unobtrusive iPhone technology, Railsback brings the voices and ancestral legacies of modern Georgians directly to the viewer, revealing an intricate and resilient society that has survived regular foreign invasion and repeated attempts to erase Georgian culture. The revival of traditional winemaking is the central force driving this powerful, independent and autonomous nation to find its 21st century identity.

Category Documentary
Director Emily Railsback
Production Musicbox
Format Full HD/DCP
Runtime 52/78 min
Year 2018
Language English, Georgian
Subtitles English
Country USA
Genre Arts & Culture, Food, History & Archive Footage, Nature & Environment

Festivals

  • Berlinale - Culinary Cinema, Germany (2018)
  • Transatlantyk Festival in Lodz, Poland (2018)
  • Devour! The Food Film Fest, Canada (2018)
  • Genuss Film Festival , Switzerland (2019)
  • Pelicam International Film Festival, Black Sea Docs competition, Romania (2019)
  • Screen Bites – Second Slice, Food Film Festival, UK (2019)
  • Trento Film Festival, Italy (2019)
  • Master of Art, Bulgaria (2019)
  • International Intangible Heritage Film Festival, South Korea (2021)
  • Patmos Cinema Festival, Greece (2021)

Quotes & Other

"... a thoroughly charming documentary about wine-making in post-Soviet Georgia" The New York Times

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