San Sebastian Film Festival 2011

In the words of San Sebastian International Film Festival Director, José Luis Rebordinos, “for years we have admired the work of the Berlinale in this field with its Culinary Cinema section. That’s why, now, when we’ve decided to create our own section on cinema and gastronomy, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to do it is by working together with one of the biggest festivals in the world, the Berlinale, thus being able to draw on its experience and prestige in both worlds: cinema and cuisine.”

View other San Sebastian Film Festival Films by strand: American Way Of Death: American Film Noir 1990 to 2010, Horizontes Latinos, Made in Spain, Official Selection, Velodrome, Zabaltegi-New Directors, Zabaltegi-Pearls, Zabaltegi-Specials

Perfect Sense Perfect Sense
Perfect Sense and El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Gereon Wetzel; Writer: Anna Ginestí Rosell, Gereon Wetzel; Stars: Ferran Adrià, Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch, Eugeni de Diego, Aitor Lozano)
A look into the creative and culinary processes behind one of the world's most famous restaurants.
El camino del vino (Year: 2010; Director: Nicolás Carreras; Writer: Christoph Behl, Hernán Belón, Nicolás Carreras, Mauricio Albornoz Iniestra, Ramiro Navarro; Stars: Pandora Anwyl, Charlie Arturaola, Susana Balbo, Marina Beltrame, Raúl Bianchi, Aldo Biondolillo, Jean Bousquet, Agustina de Alba, Donato de Santis, Michael Halstrick, Paul Christopher Hobbs, Andreas Larsson, Alex Macipe, Patricia Ortíz, Jorge Riccitelli)
The famous sommelier Charlie Artuarola arrives in Argentina’s Mendoza province to participate in the “Masters of Food and Wine” tasting contest. Once there, catastrophe strikes: he completely loses his sense of taste.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Country: Japan, USA; Year: 2011; Director: David Gelb; Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono)
A documentary following the 85 year old master sushi chef, Jiro Ono
Perfect Sense (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson; Stars: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Denis Lawson, Alastair Mackenzie, James Watson, Caroline Paterson, Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh, Liz Strange, Richard Mack, Malcolm Shields, Adam Smith)
A chef and an epidemiologist fall in love, just as the world is falling apart.
Romantics Anonymous (Les émotifs anonymes) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2010; Director: Jean-Pierre Améris; Writer: Jean-Pierre Améris, Philippe Blasband; Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, Pierre Niney, Stéphan Wojtowicz, Jacques Boudet, Alice Pol, Céline Duhamel, Philippe Fretun, Grégoire Ludig, Philippe Gaulé, Joëlle Séchaud, Isabelle Gruault), Official Site
Two pathologically shy neurotics connect through a love of chocolate.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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