Set in France in the late 19th century, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) as the preeminent chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Oscar®-winner Juliette Binoche). Eugénie and Dodin share a long history of gastronomy and love. While emotions remain contained, the culinary discoveries are, on the other hand, breathtakingly exquisite. The only hitch is that Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin. So, the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.
Director: Tran Anh Hung (THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA, CYCLO), Writer: Tran Anh Hung, Starring: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel (PACIFICTION) - U.S. Distributor: IFC Films and Sapan Studio
What the critics are saying?
"Utterly captivating... a slab of outright gastronomic spectacle on the level of Babette’s Feast.” - Guy Lodge, Variety
"It’s an infectious bit of cinema: a film that leaves a hundred tastes in the mouth and a nice flush in the bloodstream." - Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage
"A movie that captures its mouthwatering dishes like edible tableaux, combining culinary marvels with a moving tale of middle-age love." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
Release date: LA Qualifying Run, December 15, 2023; Limited Release - February 9, 2024; Expanded Release - February 14, 2024.