So far Mondovino is due to open in March in New York but when it comes to Seattle, this is one film I am not going to miss. In it, the director Jonathan Nossiter assesses the impact of globalisation on the world’s wine regions. Critics are calling it "provocative" and "a sprawling State of the Union address for the world of wine".
It's not often that French movie circles and French wine circles are buzzing about the same thing. But "Mondovino," Jonathan Nossiter's documentary about the globalization of wine, has movie critics here reaching for superlatives and some wine experts lobbing expletives, while audiences have turned the movie into a surprise hit. The Wine Wars, Spilled Onto the Screen
2 hrs. 46 min
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
This documentary looks into the magic transformation of grapes into wine. It also explores the conflicts of succession going from the all-powerful Mondavis de Napa in California to the three generations of Montille in Burgundy, France, fighting to defend their remaining acreage of ancestral ground.