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Recipes for Disaster

  • Finland
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Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil-free diet, yet without having to give up their a middle class suburban lifestyle. All the everyday things that we don’t do, or that we can’t help doing, make up recipes for disaster. In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness.


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  • Original title
    Recipes for Disaster
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    John Webster, Tuomo Hutri
  • Editing
    Niels Pagh Andersen
  • Sound
    Pietari Koskinen
  • Duration
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Finland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Nordisk Panorama Malmö 2008 (Honorable Mention)
    • Dok Leipzig 2008
    • Amazonas FF Manaus 2008
    • Aarhus FF 2008
    • Göteborg IFF 2009
    • DocsBarcelona 2009
    • Transmediale Berlin 2009
    • DOCNZ 2009
    • Tampere ISFF 2009
    • EURODOK IFF Oslo 2009
    • London IDF 2009
    • Minneapolis-St. Paul IFF 2009
    • IndieLisboa 2009
    • Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2009 (Main Award)
    • Green FF Seoul 2009 (Award for Best Feature Film)
    • Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days 2009
    • Midnight Sun FF Sodankylä 2009
    • Guth Gafa IDF 2009
    • Ecofilms - Rhodes International Films + Visual Arts Festival 2009
    • CinemAmbiente FF Torino 2009 (Honorary Mention in the category of Best Environmental Documentary Film)
    • SunChild Int. Environmental Festival Yerevan 2009 (First Prize in the section Best Environmental Educational Film)
    • Finnish Jussi Award for Best Documentary Film 2009
    • One World HRFF Prague 2010
    • Yunnan International Green FF 2010
    • One World HRFF Bratislava 2010 (Award for Best Documentary based on Spectator’s Voting)
    • Human Rights Film Festival “Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films” Vilnius, Kaunas & Klaipéda 2010 (Audience Choice Award)


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