Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Mar 2007 – 26 Apr 2007
"A modern day fairytale" Sight&Sound
"A kind of beauty and the bistro... will set stomachs pining" Total Film
This tender tale of a specialist chef whose culinary skills are so profound that they provoke an almost-sexual response in his diners, was a huge hit in Germany and the winner of the Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival. Striking up a friendship with a pretty young waitress, the cheerily corpulent gourmand begins to design a series of dishes that will transform her life. A beautifully-judged film, pitched between comedy, drama and romance, with food as the essential ingredient that binds its many charms together.
Dir Michael Hoffman, Germany 2006, 93 mins, subtitles. An ICA Films release