Recipes for Disaster / Katastrofin aineksia

Recipies for Desaster

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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Details

Country of Production
Finland

Year of Production
2008

Format
HDV

Length
63 / 85 min

Director
John Webster

Production
Millennium Film and JW Documentaries in co-production with Magic Hour Films, YLE TV2, Channel 4, Canal+ and CBC Newsworld

Original Language
Finnish, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

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)
PLUS CAMERIMAGE IFF Lodz 2009
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)