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The Taste of Things

La passion de Dodin Bouffant

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Poster

DIRECTED BY:
TRẦN ANH HÙNG

STARRING:
JULIETTE BINOCHE
BENOÎT MAGIMEL
EMMANUEL SALINGER
JEAN-MARC ROULOT
BONNIE CHAGNEAU-RAVOIRE

DRAMA, HISTORICAL, ROMANCE / FRANCE / 2023 / 145 MINS / PG

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A feast for the senses, this French romance is a three Michelin-starred love story…so rich and romantic, it’ll leave you woozy.

- Time Out

Since premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, The Taste of Things has whetted appetites and tugged at heart strings all over the world. This deliciously sensual adaptation of Marcel Rouff’s classic 1924 novel The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet, blends cooking with romantic love, and won director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya) the Best Director prize at Cannes.

The year is 1885 and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) plays Eugénie, a renowned cook with no equal. Previous Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Benoît Magimel (The Piano Teacher) is Dodin, a brilliant epicure whose ideas for recipes when combined with Eugénie’s talents, create culinary magic. The talented duo form a partnership that extends beyond the kitchen, establishing a friendship that occasionally evolves into something more. Can Dodin’s outstanding culinary instincts and desire for a deeper connection persuade Eugénie to marry him?

Both instructive and lovingly-captured throughout, this film reminds us that traditional French cuisine has earned its prestigious place on the world stage, thanks to the dedication, care, time and love it demands.

Don’t miss this cinematic masterpiece, and make sure you have secured a booking at your favourite French Restaurant post-screening!

Winner Best Director Award - Cannes Film Festival 2023
Best Cinematography - Lumiere Awards
France’s entry for Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Academy Awards

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