French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard is once supposed to have remarked that all you need to make a movie is “a girl and a gun”. So when young sociology and film graduate Anna Kopecka was forming her own production company to shoot a series of shoestring collaborative short films with friends, she called her company Girl and Gun.
The Czech people have been growing grapes and producing wine in the Moravia region for hundreds of years, and viticulture is ingrained in their culture and lifestyle. But unlike France, Italy and California, wine tourism is a relatively recent development.
I’m intrigued that edible dormice may share this very barn, my son’s workshop in South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, where I have temporarily set up a desk.