DirectorS:  Katja Gauriloff

How is our food made? How long does a can of ravioli have to travel before it lands on your dinner table? And what destinies does it pass on its way?
In Canned Dreams we follow a can of ravioli on its long journey from its outset on the other side of the world and then through Europe, until it finally lands in our shopping baskets.
Along the way we meet the workers in the chain of production and through their personal stories and dreams for the future, we not only encounter the premises of global food production, but also the universal validity of dreams.
It's beautiful, it's ugly, it's touching and it's thought provoking.
An incredible visual presentation and an impressive sound design work together to raise the film to a level you wouldn't normally associate with canned foods. But this is what dreams can do.


Directed by: Katja Gauriloff
Producer: Joonas Berghäll, Oktober Oy

Cinematographer: Heikki Färm
Co-producers: Anne Köhncke & Signe Byrge Sørensen, Final Cut for Real
Composer: Karsten Fundal
Sound Designer: Peter Albrechtsen

Release: 2012


Nordic Film Days Lübeck: Winner of the Documentary Film Prize of the Lübeck Trade Unions, Germany
Jussi (Finnish National Film Award): Winner, Best Composer - Karsten Fundal for Canned Dreams (both fiction and documentary films nominated)


Docpoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland
Berlinale Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Tampere film festival, Finland
Eurodok Oslo, Norway
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, official selection, Canada
Planete Doc Review, Poland
Silver Docs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, USA
Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland
London BFI Film Festival, UK
Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden
Nordisk Panorama, Finland
Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark
Arktista Vimmaa Film and Media Festival, Finland
Rokumentti Rock Film Festival, Finland
ImageNative Film Festival Toronto, Canada



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