Culinary Cinema

Tasty journeys exploring different aspects of food and beverage.

Popcorn is no longer king as the phenomenon of food culture has exploded into cinema. We've selected some extraordinary films that explore different aspects of taste and the senses for the cinematically inclined. From Scottish cuisine to Spanish olive oil to organic wine, and portraits of a mild-mannered chocolatier, a Los Angeles chef making a comeback, and profiles on two world-renowned Mexican chefs, we've got your taste buds covered.

Chef’s Diaries: Scotland

United Kingdom | 2019 | 75 minutes | Laura Otálora

World-famous Spanish chefs the Roca brothers (stars of previous SIFF hits Cooking Up a Tribute and The Turkish Way) expand their culinary horizons with this delicious travelogue about Scottish cuisine.

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Funke

USA | 2018 | 89 minutes | Gab Taraboulsy

After being pushed near financial ruin, chef Evan Funke mounts a comeback in the volatile Los Angeles culinary scene.

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Le Chocolat de H

Japan | 2019 | 84 minutes | Takashi Watanabe

One award-winning patissier seeks to expand chocolate’s possibilities by incorporating traditional Japanese ingredients.

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Lives with Flavor: Monica Patiño & Carlos Gaytán

Mexico | 2019 | 94 minutes | Ruth Zachs Babani, Pablo Gasca Gollás

Profiles on restaurateur and TV host Monica Patiño and Chicago-based Michelin Star-earner Carlos Gaytán.

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Virgin & Extra: The Land of the Olive Oil

Spain | 2018 | 90 minutes | Jose Luis Lopez Linares

\The Spanish province of Jaen produces 20% of the world's olive oil—some say it's the best of all.

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Wine Calling

France | 2018 | 95 minutes | Bruno Sauvard

Organic winemakers and their back-to-the-earth methods rebel against the wine establishment.

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