French Truly Salon: Step Up to the Plate

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France | 2011 | 90 minutes | Paul Lacoste

March 14, 2018

French Truly Salon

6:30 PM | Reception featuring delicious French treats and wine from our sponsors
6:45 PM | Presentation: History of French Gastronomy (in English)
7:45 PM | Film: Step Up to the Plate (in French with English subtitles)

French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned three-Michelin-star restaurant to his son Sebastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sebastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field.

$25 | $20 (SIFF Members)

Due to a family emergency the presentation for this show will be prerecorded.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018


History of French Gastronomy | France may own the reputation of having produced the best cooks and the most refined cuisine for centuries yet believe it or not, it hasn’t always been the case! So when was French Gastronomy born and why? What economical and political elements triggered such genius? Together we will travel through centuries of French cuisine, discover the current French Capitale de la Gastronomie, and end with French Restaurant Etiquette guidelines. Presentation by Virginie Paradis.


The French Truly Salon is a monthly series co-presented by SIFF and French Truly. The French Truly Salon is an experience unique to Seattle, marrying French language, culture, history and cinema. The evening starts with a French cultural keynote presentation by Virginie Paradis, the theme carefully selected to relate to a French feature film. The evening also includes a reception featuring French cheese and hors d'oeuvres while the guests mingle. All films presented in French language with English subtitles.

Reception features pastries from La Parisienne French Bakery and imported French wine courtesy of J Wines.

  • Original Language Title: Entre les Bras
  • Director: Paul Lacoste
  • Principal Cast: MIchel Bras, Sébastien Bras
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2011
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Gaëlle Bayssiere, Didier Creste
  • Cinematographers: Yvan Quehec
  • Editors: Anthony Brinig
  • Music: Karol Beffa
  • Language: French