The 7 movies about kitchen cooking that maybe you have not seen
If you are a regular at the cinema and enjoy a good plate of food, for sure you saw “Julie and Julia”, “Chocolat”, “Ratatouille”, “Eat, Drink, Love” or “The feast of Babet”. They are known titles, appreciated by spectators and awarded by specialized critics. However, either because they never arrived in the country or because they were diluted among the amount of American blockbusters, other less publicized but equally succulent films are available and have a reviews. Here we present them:
1- A trip of 10 meters
Country : India (2014).
Director : Lasse Hallstöm.
Screenplay : Steven Knight, based on Richard C. Morais’s betseller.
Cast : Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Daval.
Winning formula: the director of “Chocolat”, plus the sponsorship of Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and the performance of the Oscar winner, Helen Mirren. The title refers to the distance between two kitchen restaurants. One French and sober, certified by the beloved Michelin star *, which directs the strict Madame Mallory (Mirren). The other, eccentric and Hindu, in charge of the cantankerous Pope Kadam (Om Puri). The flavor competition transcends the screen, as it “smells” in the trailer . The dressing is a beautiful love story.
2- Jiro, dreams of sushi (2011).
Country : United States.
Director : David Gelb.
Cast : Jiro Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama.
“I’ve never hated this job. I fell in love with him and gave him my life. Although I am 85 years old, I do not feel like retiring. ” This is how Jiro Ono speaks in this beautiful documentary, which turns the mouths of sushi lovers into water. Extraordinary debut by filmmaker David Gelb, who reveals to the world an apparently small story: the charming secret of the restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro , winner of three Michelin stars. In addition to the teacher’s passion for what he does, the camera records the eternal duel between tradition and modernity. It was the darling of independent critics, although it won only the “Denver Film Critics Society.”
3- Bon Apetit (2010).
Country : Spain.
Director : David Pinillos.
Screenplay : Paco Cabezas, David Pinillos.
Cast : Unax Ugalde, Nora Tschirner, Giulio Berruti.
Kitchen and love The relationship is as old as Tom & Jerry’s. He took the Goya in 2010 by the address of debutant David Pinillos. What’s new in this movie? First, very good dialogues. Second, the eternal theme of the border between friendship and love, which is very well conceived. The musical band is a third element that serves to cohere a formal story, it is true, but quite dynamic. If you like romantic comedies, you should add it to your list.
4- Soul Kitchen (2009).
Country : Germany
Director : Fatih Kin.
Script : Fatih Kin, Adam Bousdoukos.
Cast : Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Rogga.
In addition to food, this comedy has an excellent musical band, as you can suspect by its title. From Quincy to Jones to Mongo Santamaría, the soundtrack is a delight for music lovers. The film is interesting for the peculiar characters. She won two important prizes at the Venice Festival (public and jury) and was nominated for best European film in 2010. The script revolves around Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos), the owner of a restaurant, who must employ his peculiar brother and Save the business of some real estate speculators.
5- Stomach (2007).
Country : Brazil
Director : Marcos Jorge.
Screenplay : Fabrizio Don Vito, Marcos Jorge, Lusa Silvestre, Claudia da Natividade.
Cast : Joao Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana.
It is the kind of film that does not convince the critic, but that seduces the general public. The proposal is interesting. In a world where you eat or are eaten, Nonato (Joao Miguel) gets a third way to survive: cooking. Recognized by the jury in festivals in Uruguay, Colombia, Spain and Brazil, it raised a welter in some European intellectual circles, perhaps because of the portrait of prisons and sex scenes. In any case, the originality of the dishes deserves its viewing. Of course, if you have a delicate stomach, it is better to let it go.
6- A touch of cinnamon (2003)
Country : Greece
Director : Tassos Boulmetis.
Script : Tassos Boulmetis.
Cast : George Corraface, Ieroki Michaelidis, Renia Louzidou.
What they say is the “Mediterranean version” of “Como agua para chocolate” does not do it justice. Yes, the plot is seasoned at the temperature of the “spices”, however the Tassos Boulmetis film is far superior in screenplay, performances and cinematography. We are located in Istanbul, magical city to which Professor Fanis (George Corraface) must return after learning that his mentor (and grandfather) is sick. The review of historical moments of Turkey, the relationship with Greece and the affairs of the heart that were not resolved, are combined in a feature film of remarkable photographic beauty. Recognized in Nuremberg (Turkish-German festival), she was chosen by her country to compete in the Oscars.
7- Cooking stories (2003).
Country : Norway
Director : Bent Hamer.
Screenplay : Jorgen Bergmark, Bent Hamer.
Cast : Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeye, Bjorn Floberg.
It is a very particular movie. It tells the second phase of a Swedish study, which focuses on recording the movements of single men in the kitchen. However, do not be scared. This scientific experiment does not make the film a boring intellectual exercise, quite the opposite. We are facing a fabulous film that starts from an almost absurd argument to get closer to a very funny look about loneliness. He received eight international awards and was nominated for the best European film of the year.