Cook Up a Storm

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Hong Kong | 2017 | 97 minutes | Raymond Yip Wai Man

When a Cantonese street cook and a French-trained, Michelin-starred chef meet on the battleground of an international culinary competition, they discover a common foe and combine their skills in this culinary comedy fusion of East and West.

"An exuberant and high-spirited comedy with dazzling, fast-paced cooking scenes subbing for action sequences"Mick La Salle, SFGATE

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Most simply view cooking as a necessity. But for some, it's an art, an act of self-expression, a lifestyle. Chinese director Raymond Yip Wai Man's latest film tells the story of two men who have dedicated their lives to the art of food. Their passion may be the same, but their styles couldn't be less alike; one is a Cantonese street cook, the other a French-trained, Michelin-starred chef. As they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition, the rivals discover an unexpected mutual foe and realize they have more in common than they thought. Cook Up a Storm is Yip's biggest film yet, and the production value speaks to this: Elaborately constructed environments aren't just believable, they're beautiful; professional kitchens are as pristine and flawless as the food created in them. The film is shot so well it's hard to watch without longing for the food onscreen, but backing up its allure is an equally satisfying plotline. Dramatic yet affecting, it's ultimately a story about coming together. Cook Up a Storm will inspire you to do more than take a cooking course, it will encourage you to realize you're not so different from your enemies.

Director Biography

Chinese director, producer, and writer Raymond Yip Wai-man has an extensive film career that spans over 30 years. He co-directed the film Young Bruce Lee (2011) with Manfred Wong, which was nominated for three awards at the Golden Horse Film Festival and had four award nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards. His 2017 film Cook Up a Storm is getting worldwide acclaim and being hailed as one of the most enjoyable of the year.

Sponsored by Huxley Wallace Collective, Great State Burger, Vestal, Westward, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office - San Francisco, Seattle Met

  • Original Language Title: Jue zhan shi shen
  • Director: Raymond Yip Wai Man
  • Principal Cast: Alberto Calvet Gonzalez, You Ge, Yong-hwa Jung, Barbora Mottlová, Yan Tang
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Hong Kong, China
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Producer: Mani Fok
  • Screenplay: Jingling Li, Yi Liu, Manfred Wong
  • Cinematographers: Siuki Yip
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Iceman 2 (2017); Phantom of the Theatre (2016); The House That Never Dies (2014); Blood Stained Shoes (2012); In-Laws New Year (2012); Young Bruce Lee (2010); Lost on Journey (2010); The Worlds (2007); Dream Girl (2003); City of Desire (2001); Sixty Million Dollar Man (1995)
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Emperor Motion Pictures