Presented by FLICC
2021; 1 h 52 m; NR (alcohol use, smoking, foul language)
French writer/director Éric Besnard’s mouth-watering new historical comedy indelibly pairs Grégory Gadebois and Isabelle Carré as a gifted chef and his unlikely protégé, who must find the resolve to free themselves from servitude. In 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the aristocrats. When the talented, but prideful, cook Manceron (Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by the self-entitled Duke of Chamfort (C’est La Vie’s Benjamin Lavernhe), the repercussions are brutal, and he is promptly dismissed. The wounded Manceron swears off his passion and retreats with his son to a regional inn visited only infrequently by travellers, where vegetable soup is the common meal. There, with the help of a mysterious woman (Carré), Manceron finds his strength and opens the first restaurant in France. It’s a story as joyous as its depiction of the preparation and love of fine cuisine!
Audio Language: French
This film continues FLICC’s tradition of presenting a food-themed film around the Thanksgiving holiday. Bring a non-perishable food item for FLICC’s food drive benefiting Carroll County Food Sunday and get a free small popcorn!