DIRECTED BY JASON WISE
USA, 2012, 94 MIN
IN ENGLISH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Lucky film lover, you are now granted access to the famously mysterious Court of Master Sommeliers! Fresh from a standing ovation at the Napa Valley Film Festival, SOMM reveals this secret world as it follows four young candidates preparing to take one of the toughest tests in the world—the Master Sommelier exam. Less than 200 people have ever passed it. Ever. In the whole world. You will follow these guys during their last few weeks before a test for which they have spent years preparing. In this intimate portrayal of friendship, angst, disbelief at results, neglected lovers, and obsession with passing the exam, you will be treated to never-before-seen footage of the process. Beautifully shot with an outstanding original score, and ultimately a great story about passionate people, SOMM sheds a bright light on wine and the meaning of a sommelier.
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