San Sebastian Film Festival 2012

Screenings will be accompanied by themed dinners prepared by some of the most important chefs and restaurants.

View other San Sebastian Film Festival Films by strand: Horizontes Lantinos, In Progress - Ten Years With Latin American Cinema, Made in Spain, New Directors, Official Selection, Very Funny Things, Zabaltegi-Pearls, Zabaltegi-Specials, Zinemara

Babette's Feast Babette's Feast
Babette's Feast and Step Up To The Plate
Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) (Country: Denmark; Year: 1987; Director: Gabriel Axel; Writer: Karen Blixen, Gabriel Axel; Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson, Ghita Nørby, Asta Esper Hagen Andersen, Thomas Antoni, Gert Bastian, Viggo Bentzon, Vibeke Hastrup, Therese Hojgaard Christensen, Pouel Kern, Cay Kristiansen)
In an isolated village in Denmark, dominated by puritanism, two spinsters nostalgically recall their distant youth and the rigid upbringing that forced them to pass up their chance at Earthly happiness.
The Chef (Comme un chef) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Daniel Cohen; Writer: Daniel Cohen; Stars: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier, Salomé Stevenin, Serge Larivière, Issa Doumbia, Bun Hay Hean)
Star chef Alexandre is desperately trying to come up with fresh innovations in his restaurant to please his new CEO, but is running short of ideas.Then one day, as luck would have it, he meets Jacky - a talented but stubborn aficionado of haute cuisine.
Jerusalem On A Plate (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: James Nutt)
Internationally-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi returns to his home town of Jerusalem to discover the hidden treasures of its extraordinarily rich and diverse food culture.
Kitchen Dreams (Director: Felipe Ugarte; Writer: Felipe Ugarte)
Short film sees an eight-year-old wannabe chef, find her wish granted.
Lupe Of The Cow (Lupe el de la vaca) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Blanca X. Aguerre)
Documentary focused on the inhabitants of El Corralito, Mexico, who are forced to seek employment as seasonal labourers. However, the current unprofitability of farming activities results in most having to resort to migration to the U.S.
Jerusalem On A Plate Jerusalem On A Plate
Jerusalem On A Plate and Kitchen Dreams
Peru Sabe: La Cocina, Arma Social (Country: Peru, Spain; Year: 2012; Director: Jesús M. Santos)
Documentarians travel around Peru, talk to chefs, and get together with thousands of young people to try and understand the country's culinary phenomenon.
Les Saveurs Du Palais (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Christian Vincent; Writer: Etienne Comar, Christian Vincent; Stars: Catherine Frot, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot, Arthur Dupont, Jean-Marc Roulot, Arly Jover, Brice Fournier, Joe Sheridan, Philippe Uchan, Laurent Poitrenaux, Hervé Pierre, Louis-Emmanuel Blanc, David Houri, Nicolas Chupin, Déborah Révy)
Drama, based on the extraordinary true story of François Mitterrand’s private chef.
Step Up To The Plate (Entre les Bras) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Paul Lacoste; Stars: Michel Bras, Sébastien Bras)
The story of Michelin starred chef Michel and his son Sébastien, as father prepares to hand over the running of the restaurant to his son after a 15-year apprenticeship.

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In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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