Bread in the Bones

“Varga’s film is a love letter to bread.”

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Award Winning Feature Documentary by Darrell Varga.

Documentary | 2020 | 90 min

Bread is central to the story of human civilization—it is in our bones. This humble food made of flour, water, salt and yeast not only provides nourishment for the body, it also feeds our collective desire for a connection to culture and community. Through the simplicity and universality of bread, this film tells complex stories of love and loss, work and pleasure, poetry and politics, art and immigration. Bread in the Bones takes us on an exploratory journey – from Coney Island and rural Vermont to France, Germany, Bulgaria and beyond – to discover stories where bread is always at the centre.

Love it or hate it, everyone has a relationship with bread.

Awards & Honours

  • Best Atlantic Documentary – 2019 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
  • Best Director – Ambrosia Film Food and Drink Festival
  • Best Feature Documentary Finalist – Oakville Festival of Film and Art