A new documentary explores the fast-changing conditions affecting the centuries-old tradition of winemaking.
September 14th marks the premiere of Liquid Gold (Folyékony Arany), a new feature film by Tamás Almási.
The Tokaj sweet wine is one of the best-known Hungarian exports, a delicacy catering to a luxury clientele across the globe. Almási’s documentary explores the finely-tuned winemaking process, and the various external factors impacting the production process.
The film includes scenes detailing the harrowing impact of the climate crisis, zooming in on the less-and-less reliable natural resources, alongside clips revolving around the changes taking place on the global market.
To explore whether the brand will be able to maintain its relevance and reinvent itself in accord with the ever-evolving taste of a contemporary audience, Almási conducted interviews with leading experts, András Bacsó, the founder of the Tokaj-Oremus Winery, Laszlo Alkonyi, the founder of the Kaláka Winery, and István Szepsy, the founder of the Szepsy Winery.
The film will be first shown at the 16th Cinefest Festival, Miskolc, where spectators and wine-fiends will also get the chance to ask questions about the legendary Hungarian documentary film-maker, the creator of all-time hits such as the 2009 Puskás Hungary, the 2002 Our Cells and the 1980 Graduation.
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