The Taste of Things [PG] | BREC

The Taste of Things [PG]

Run Time 145 mins
Ticket Prices $20
35th Alliance Française French Film Festival
Presented by MSC Cruises
In partnership with BREC and Alliance Française Perth

DIRECTOR  Trần Anh Hùng
CAST  Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Emmanuel Salinger, Jean-Marc Roulot, Bonnie Chagneau-Ravoire
LANGUAGE  French with English subtitles
YEAR  2023
GENRE  Drama
CATEGORY  Highlights / Cannes Spotlight
RATING  PG – Mild nudity

View Sessions
20 April 2024
6:30 pm
21 April 2024
1:30 pm
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La passion de Dodin Bouffant

Since premiering at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, The Taste of Things has whetted appetites and tugged at heartstrings 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

 “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


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