Four Italian winegrowers live a life we all dream of: Giovanna Tiezzi and Stefano Borsa in their converted 11th century monastery and winery in Tuscany find a way to grow grains, fruits and wine that creates a link to their ancient Etruscan heritage and Corrado Dottori and Valerio Bochi, refugees from industrial Milan, labour for a rural expression of social justice. But these protagonists of a rapidly spreading European natural wine revolution have encountered fierce resistance.
Not everyone believes in their struggle for an ecologically progressive, economically just and historically rich expression of Italian agriculture. With the help of their delightfully eccentric film curator friend Gian Luca Farinelli, these very contemporary peasants use the power of fiction films to combat the institutional lies that make any act of freedom today an act of dangerous dissent.
Natural Resistance is out in cinemas on Friday.