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Polenta

Directed by Adrian Di Salle
2021
Australia
5 minutes
All Ages
A family gathers around the dinner table to share a traditional meal of polenta: a time for communal gathering and intergenerational connection.
A family gathers around the dinner table to share a meal of polenta, a traditional peasant dish made of coarsely-ground cornmeal whose secrets are passed down with pride through family lines. Today, the serving of polenta continues to provide a space for communal gathering and intergenerational connection. Polenta is the culmination of three months of experimentation by Adrian Di Salle, during which time five cameras were set up around the director’s family table to record every dinner served.

Special Guest

Adrian Di Salle
Director
Adrian Di Salle is a Melbourne-based Italian-Australian filmmaker and VCA filmmaking graduate. His short The Adventures of Lucy won Tropfest Jr in 2013 and an ATOM Award in 2014.

'Polenta' is screening with:

Everybody's Oma
Sat 11 June, 6:30pm, Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 5
Everybody's Oma
Sun 12 June, 6:00pm, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 5
Program Strand
Documentary Australia Award
Year
2021
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English and Italian with English subtitles
Director
Adrian Di Salle
Producer
Adrian Di Salle
Cinematographer
Sarah Hegge-Taylor
Editor
Adrian Di Salle
Premiere
World Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Family, Australian Films, World Premieres, Food & Drink
Company Credits
Producer: Adrian Di Salle
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