Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Italian Winemaking Brought to Life in "Fictionalized Documentary"

Update 2 August 2016

It's just been announced that "the Duel of Wine" will be shown at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 6 and will open in theaters across Italy on September 29.

Art imitates life in the new film, “The Duel of Wine”. A sequel to “The Ways of Wine”, Charlie Arturaola, a real-life sommelier revisits his character who experienced a fall from grace since the original film. This time around, Charlie has to work his way back up to regain his respected name and the forgiveness of his wife. A portrait of self-discovery with a sharp element of comedy, “The Duel of Wine” is a thought-provoking love letter to the land, passion and art of winemaking- and wine-drinking for that matter. The lively scenes along with the beautiful soundtrack and locations will reel you right into this decadent world.

The film has been called “a fictionalized documentary” as it mirrors the life of this charismatic wine aficionado. But don’t let the comedic element fool you. Charlie Arturaola is a renowned expert in everything that has to do with wine. He is the president of the Miami based Grappolo Blu Inc. where he lectures, conducts educational tastings, acts as an expert appraiser for insurance companies, consults with foreign importers and mentors new members of the wine community. His fluency in five languages has taken him from Brazil to Bordeaux and from Montefalco to Patagonia, allowing him to deliver his passion for wine in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Arturaola's larger than life presence lends to his on-screen success and he is a natural in front of the camera. His first film, “The Ways of Wine”, was shown at festivals around the world, and the sequel is about to premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. Directed by Argentinian filmmaker, Nicolás Carreras, the film was made in Italy and written by Federico Marcello, with cinematography by Agustin Vidal.

If you’re fortunate enough to attend the Montreal World FilmFestival this week, you can see “The Duel of Wine” at the following times and locations…
Thursday September 3, 2015 - 07:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12
Friday September 4, 2015 - 11:10 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12

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