Canned Dreams

 

Year: 2012
Country: FINLAND
Run Time: 78 minutes

Beginning with a lonely woman who has given birth to a dozen children and is working in one of the largest open-pit mines in Brazil, CANNED DREAMS takes an eight-country journey across 30,000 km dissecting the processes of ingredients needed for a can of ravioli that ultimately ends up on the shelf of a Finnish grocery store. The real story isn’t how the pork, or beef, or tomatoes make it into the tin can being mined by a Brazilian mother, but of the people involved with the production and how, while separated by national borders, they all seem connected in their lives. The Danish pig farmer loves his charges but longs for a wife and children; the Portuguese tomato picker works only to provide a future for her daughter; the Polish beef farmer rues his ex-wife, but adores his kids. This could be a story of how any supermarket-packaged meal is made, but instead it’s a study – not just of how certain items are produced, but also of the very humanity that sacrifices to provide. Some scenes contain graphic animal imagery. (In Portuguese, Danish, Romanian, Ukranian, Polish, and Russian with subtitles) – T.W.

CIFF Screenings

Friday, April 05, 2013 at 9:50 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

Monday, April 08, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Sidebar
It's Easy Being Green

Genre
Documentaries

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up "For" Competition

Director
Katja Gauriloff

Producer
Joonas Berghaell

Screenwriting
Katja Gauriloff, Joonas Berghaell, Jarkko T. Laine

Cinematography
Heikki Färm, Tuomo Hutri

Editing
Timo Peltola

Director Bio
Born in 1972, Finnish director Katja Gauriloff (who once worked at a sausage factory) studied film directing at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, School of Art and Media. She is part-owner of the Oktober Production Company.

Select Filmography
"A Shout Into the Wind" (2007), CANNED DREAMS (2012)

Print Source

Deckert Distribution

info@deckert-distribution.com

www.deckert-distribution.com

Community Partner

VASA Order of America

Cleveland Vegan Society

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have five different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

38th CIFF Award Winners >

38th CIFF Award Winners

Look through the complete list of award winners from the 38th CIFF!

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • foursquare
  • iphone
  • android