France | 2023 | 145’ | 12a | Tràn Anh Hùng | French with English subtitles | Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel
In the Loire Valley in 1885, celebrated gourmet Dodin lives on an idyllic estate alongside Eugénie, his cook and cooking collaborator of over 20 years. Normally Dodin devises the dishes while Eugénie executes them to perfection, and when she finally allows him to cook for her, their carefully calibrated relationship takes an unexpected turn. Adapted from the novel by Marcel Rouff, this is a story about love and food, emotional connection and shared obsession brought to us by the director of The Scent of Green Papaya. A deep tribute to the closeness experienced at work as we rely on each other, but also tender and romantic. The epic scenes of food preparation and enjoyment are intoxicating, indulgent and sensual.
+ U3A Introduction at 12:45pm 19 February
+ Recorded Q&A following the film:
18 February, 2pm & 20 February, 2.30pm, 21 February 11.30am.
A delectable feast for the senses, THE TASTE OF THINGS is a stunningly beautiful romance that simmers with emotion