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Where the Cider Apples Grow

by Antonio RODRIGUES


Original title : Voyage au bout de la pomme

Director : Antonio RODRIGUES

Production : French Connection Films

Duration : 52 Minutes

Year : 2002

Original version : French

Country : France


Cider is an integral part of Normandy, of its way of life and rolling green landscapes. Once a popular drink throughout Europe, it has lost ground over the years, falling into the trap of industrialization. Yet in the Normandy countryside, a number of farms and businesses are resisting. Itinerant brewers, farm and AOC cider makers are trying to make a place for another kind of cider, alongside the imperatives of the industrial cider-makers. Through this film, we set out to explore the art of cider-making, meeting a number of colourful characters along the way, the last defenders of a land threatened by the disappearance of wild apple trees. In 100 years, will any traditional brewers remain? Will their skills and know-how be lost forever?

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