The Chesters, a very urban couple from L.A turned progressive eco-farmers, transform a barren orchard into a thriving landscape in this inspirational documentary.
A Los Angeles couple give up city life, buying a farm and following their dream of growing every ingredient they might want to cook with. ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is enlightening and entertaining, effectively balancing one family’s personal story with the practical ups and downs of starting a sustainable, biodiverse farm on land that has been stripped of nutrients. John and Molly Chester are a smart and charming pair and the film – which benefits from John’s background in cinematography – is a joy to watch. Motivating and magnificent, this environmental documentary is a delight. Eight years in the making, this is a feel-good tale of the triumph of eco-philosophy over agri-practicality. With its gentle pace, captivating cinematography and an impossibly cute supporting cast of snail-scoffing ducks, fluffy sheep dogs and a very fertile sow named Emma, ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reminds us all that nature needs our nurture. One of the most delightful biggest little documentaries you’ll see this year.
USA 2019 John Chester 91m
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