Mario Haber was a modern-day alchemist: a professional sound engineer who distilled spirits in his basement, a sort of sanctuary where he used to invite his friends and occasional lovers to taste and enjoy his home made brandy. When Mario was a little boy, four friars who used to visit his grandfather's house taught him how to make brandy. For over a decade, Mario recorded conversations taking place around the fermenter. The Spirits Diary is a later day visual reconstruction of those original audio recordings. It's a film that you need “to see with your ears”.