The Best in Contemporary World Cinema
Our Daily Bread
Unser täglich Brot
Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Runtime: 92 minutes
Awards and Nominations
“…never fails to enthrall because of the impeccable eye -- for composition, for color, for movement within the frame -- of filmmaker Geyrhalter.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
We are what we eat, as the saying goes, but do we know what we are eating? Food in today's world is as much an item of mass production as the vehicles we drive. Chickens are fattened in congested cages, while genetically modified tomatoes ripen in mega-greenhouses, and cattle require human intervention for reproduction. Food is another product of the twenty-first century mentality: mechanization and sterility. Humans are merely white lab coats plugging away at assembly-line efficiency. Director Nikolaus Greyhalter avoids commentary and adheres to the directness of images to allow you, the viewer, to digest the topic independently. The result will surely change your next meal.
Director Bio: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Nikolaus Geyrhalter founded Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion in 1994. Since 2003 the production company acts in coordination with Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger and Wolfgang Widerhofer. While the core competence of Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion produces quality TV productions and full-length documentaries for theater release, all of them stressing the author’s point of view, in the future the company plans to move in the direction of smaller fictional co-productions with international participation.
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