UNSER TÄGLICH BROT Germany/Austria, 2005, Nikolaus Geyrhalter The world of industrial food production, from field to high-tech factory, is rendered without spoken commentary in this dispassionate but elegantly-shot documentary that looks like a Stanley Kubrick sci-fi film. Meticulously-composed widescreen images (supported by painstaking sound design) convey the sterility and cool efficiency of modern, mechanized agri-business as it processes and packages plants and animals for human consumption. At once appalling and beautiful. A 2006 New York Film Festival selection. “Superb…An unblinking, often disturbing look at industrial food production.” -The NY Times. Cleveland premiere. 35mm. 92 min.
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