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Blind Ambition

classified 12A
Film

Until Thu 18 Aug

Director
Robert Coe, Warwick Ross
Details
96 mins, 2021, Australia
Primary language
English

This hugely enjoyable documentary follows an unlikely team of Zimbabwean refugees turned sommeliers who shake up the international wine establishment when they compete in the World Blind Tasting Championships in France.

Joseph, Marlvin, Pardon and Tinashe escaped violence in Zimbabwe to build new lives in South Africa. Their work in restaurants allowed them to develop a newfound interest in wine and becoming sommeliers in the process. Together they form the first-ever Zimbabwe team to compete in the Western Europe-dominated World Blind Tasting Championships - the Olympics of the wine world, where they must sample twelve different wines and guess the country, winery and vintage.

Their sampling skills take them a long way, but it is their connection to their country, underscored by comments and encouragement of parents, grandparents and children they left back home, that provide the motivation and backbone. A full-bodied and feel-good story about four inspiring men, dedication, determination, and really knowing your wines...

All ticket holders can get 20% off wine (glasses and bottles) in the Café & Bar whilst the film is screening at Watershed - simply show your ticket when you order.

  • Screenings of Blind Ambition on Wed 17 Aug are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed