17/07 : Release of "Red Obsession" : when red became more valuable than gold!

Presented during Le French May cinema program, the documentary Red Obsession by Warwick Ross & David Roach will release in Hong Kong on July 17.


Synopsis:
Over centuries honing its craft and reputation, Bordeaux has achieved a mythical status as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. The culture, traditions and vintages of Bordeaux have been objects of desire for kings, emperors and dictators alike. But now something unprecedented is happening to Bordeaux - and that something is China. While the region’s prosperity has always been linked to the shifting fortunes of global economies, the terms of engagement with their new top customer are different from any Bordeaux has ever experienced. China’s demand for the best wines in the world has pushed prices to stratospheric levels and brought untold wealth to Bordeaux, but the Dragon’s voracious appetite for Bordeaux as an emblem of luxury and Western culture has shaken the French region’s age old traditions.
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Narrated by Russell Crowe, the film takes us on an extraordinary journey from Bordeaux to Beijing, from the passion and art of the vineyard to the notorious counterfeit wine markets of the Far East and into the homes of billionaire collectors. Red Obsession explores the unlikely love affair between the traditional West and the seductive but unpredictable East.
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Press reviews
"Fine wine mania in gripping detail.” Kenneth Turan – LA Times
“Intoxicating. Fascinating. A must-see."
"A film that’s as exciting as a thriller, entertaining as a comedy and visually stunning..has all the markings of a Shakespearean tragedy.. hugely entertaining.” – New York Time Out “Top Ten Pick.”

Information and ticketing : http://www.cinema.com.hk

publié le 14/07/2014

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