The story of a revolution


Director:  Paolo Casalis & Tiziano Gaia

Length:  64 mins

Genre:  Documentary

Language:  English & Italian, Spanish, Romainian with English subtitles


Barolo Boys is the story of a group of friends, the 'rebel boys' who made Barolo become the best wine in the world.

Now one of the most famous red wines in the world, 30 years Barolo was unknown even in its own production region - the beautiful Langhe in Northwestern Italy. Barolo's current success is mainly due to the courage and initiative of a group of small-scale wine producers, the so-called 'Barolo Boys'. In the optimistic Eighties, these winemakers upset the quiet world of the Piedmontese countryside and brought about a revolution in Italian wine, igniting a fierce controversy between different generations and different ways of thinking.

After almost 30 years, what is left of that experience? As one of the film's characters asks, what revolution has ever been successful?

Barolo Boys - The Story of a Revolution traces the short but intense trajectory of a group of producers who indelibly changed the world of wine.



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Thursday 2 November - 12.00pm

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