Lives with Flavor

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Mexico | 2017 | 78 min. (incl. 26 min. short film) | Pablo Gasca Gollas

Chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, an expert on the distinctive universe of colors, flavors, textures, and traditions of Mexican gastronomy, explores the mouthwatering magic of traditional indigenous ingredients like tomatoes, cacao, maize, and of course chilies.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Friday, May 26, 2017

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Cook and restaurateur Ricardo Muñoz Zurita believes that food is about much more than simply the taste. He feels that in order to achieve the greatest gastronomical experience, there needs to be atmosphere. The plating, tables, and glassware all need to be a certain way. The napkins in his restaurant are all hand-embroidered by local women, and the bowl's edges are curved just right. Zurita believes that in order for a meal to be truly phenomenal, it should tell a cultural story. And the flavor? The flavor should always taste like a memory. In this documentary, Zurita explains his philosophy surrounding Mexican food and it's cultural significance. As a preserver of culinary tradition, he goes from market to market in all different neighborhoods and sits at many family dinner tables in order to truly understand Mexico's gastronomical environment. Zurita owns several restaurants in Mexico City, and sends trucks to pick up products from different communities in order to represent them and introduce them to customers at his table. Director Pablo Gasca Gollas' Lives with Flavor stresses the importance of simplicity, history, and experience when it comes to dining, and puts a spotlight on Mexico's unparalleled cuisine.

Director Biography

Pablo Gasca Gollas studied at the Cinematographic Center in Mexico (C.C.C.) Among his productions, he has four short films and seven documentaries. Pablo is part of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2006 in Germany and a scholarship holder from FONCA Young Creators 2006-2007 in Mexico.

Sponsored by Huxley Wallace Collective, Great State Burger Truck, Vestal, Westward, Seattle Met

  • Original Language Title: Vidas con Sabor
  • Director: Pablo Gasca Gollas
  • Principal Cast: Ricardo Muñoz Zurita, Marco Beteta, Martha Ortiz, Israel Ronzon, Alberto Albarran, Patricia Muñoz Zurita, Salomé Freixas, Gonzalo Serrano
  • Premiere Status: World
  • Country: Mexico
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 78 min. (incl. 26 min. short film)
  • Producer: Ruth Zachs Babani
  • Screenplay: Ruth Zachs, Pablo Gasca
  • Cinematographers: Ivan Morales, Pablo Gasca
  • Editors: Pablo Gasca
  • Music: Ernesto Anaya
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Monarca Espirity Del Bosque (2016); Cine Opera (2014); Violon Opus 4 (2007); Project Fibonacci (2007)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP

Preceded by Short Film: "Prestige Ingredients"

This film will be preceded by the short film "Prestige Ingredients" (France | 2016 | 26 minutes |Danielle & Adrian Rubi-Dentzel)

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