From 13 to 16 September, Pirenópolis (State of Goias, Brazil) staged the “9th Slow Filme Festival – Festival Internacional de Cinema, Alimentação e Cultura Local”, a festival that combines gastronomy and cinema in the name of sustainability and of the respect for cultural diversity. This year, the Festival dedicated most of its programme to the connection that exists between cooking and gender, investigating the role of women in gastronomy.
Italy was this edition’s guest of honour (“convidada de honra”) and was the all-around star of the Festival. The Festival paid tribute to our Country, where the culture of Slow Food was born and developed, becoming a global point of reference, through the screening of three feature films: “Slow Food Story”, “Lorello e Brunello” and “Cucinì”. “Slow Food Story” retraces the story of the life of Carlo Petrini and of the movement that revolutionised global eating customs, “Cuciní” is a journey through the tastes of the Italian and Neapolitan culinary traditions and “Lorello e Brunello” is a reflection on how difficult it can be to follow “traditions” and on a “Slow” approach to daily production decisions.
The screenings were followed by a tasting of focaccia and of a selection of Italian wines, to create a Mediterranean climate.