Cinema 2008


A documentary by Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht
with David Lee Hoffman

Saturday, 15 November 2008
1:15 PM
Filmpodium Zurich

Only screening in Switzerland

Les Blank's handheld camera takes us into the hidden world of tea by following world-renowned tea expert David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the best handmade teas in the world.

Hoffman is a step ahead of his own country in that he is advocating “fair trade” and organics. Despite Hoffman’s at times argumentative and condescending manner, we become increasingly empathetic to him; he is only one small voice against a vast and complex machine.

The film moves from a modern, urban setting to a pastoral China rarely glimpsed by westerners.. Scenes shot in cinema verité are interwoven with more formal presentations about the fundamentals of tea with tea authorities James Norwood Pratt, Gaetano Kazuo Maida, and Winnie W. Yu.

Ciné & Tea
Enjoy the best Afternoon Tea in town
at Restaurant Carlton right after the film!

< Picture from our club's event at Carlton in 2003 with Britain's foremost tea authority Jane Pettigrew

Prices: Fr. 15.- (film only)/Fr. 45.- (Ciné & Tea)
(Special conditions for Tea Club members)

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