Does anyone else love watching a movie where food is one of the major stars? I know I do! My mind wanders to films like Julie and Julia, Chocolat or more recently documentaries like Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The upcoming addition to this collection is a new French foodie film called Haute Cuisine, which opens at cinemas nationally on April 25.
Haute Cuisine, (French title, Les Saveurs du Palais)
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from the Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps…
Haute Cuisine is a delicious drama with a generous pinch of comedy, based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand’s private cook, Daniele Delpeuch.
It’s filmed on location at the Élysée Palace, in regional France and Antartica, and full of mouth watering dishes and incredible foodie imagery.
The film is directed by French film director and screenwriter, Christian Vincent and stars Catherine Frot (nominated for a Cesar Award for Best Actress), Jean D’Ormesson and Hippolyte Girardot.
A trailer is available for viewing at http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/index.php/haute-cuisine/
Sounds pretty good to me! I was getting hungry just looking at the pics! If you think it sounds like it could be right up your alley too, then happy days because I’ve been given 5 double passes to give away. In WA this film will be showing from April 25th at Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge and Luna on SX in Fremantle.
For you chance to win a double just post a comment below this blog and let me know what your favourite French food is? Hmmm maybe it’s crème brulee or could be French onion soup or even escargot!
The competition will be open until Friday, April 19th, at 5pm and I’ll post the passes out to the lucky winners.
Good luck.. or should I say bonne chance 🙂