Posted By Joel on October 21, 2012
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of Senza Trucco, an Italian documentary providing a profound look at the soulful, spiritual realities of Italy’s natural wine movement.The film by Giulia Graglia and Marco Fiumara features four women, producers of organic and biodynamic wines, as they carry out their seasonal work, elegantly captured by the camera in very intimate vignettes against the backdrop of Italy’s gorgeous countryside. Almost minimalist at times, the film is yet saturated with life, land and passion.
“Senza trucco”, which translates as “without make-up”, can be taken here to mean without gimmick or pretense as the protagonists labor to produce real wine, genuine wine…wine “senza trucco”.
The excellent evening of film and wine was organized by Gianni Lovato, aka @gianpadano on Twitter, and included an after-event tasting of wines from each of the four protagonist producers. As I mingled with the crowd during the wine tasting, many comments and conversations shared with me by film go-ers were filled with their praise and appreciation for the film. BTW, for his effort in bringing Senza Trucco to a seated American audience and organizing a corresponding wine tasting, Gianni Lovato IMHO shall forever be a knight of Italian wine.
If you have only but a tasting glass full of passion for wine, you will not want to miss seeing this remarkable documentary Senza Trucco.
In Italian with English subtitles.
Link to official trailer