This year’s programme includes has seven films focussed on gastronomy. As usual, all of the screenings will be accompanied by themed dinners prepared by a select group of chefs and restaurants.
Like Water For Chocolate and The Dream
The Dream (El Somni)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Franc Aleu; Writer: Franc Aleu, Jo Sol; Stars: Joan Roca, Josep Roca, Jordi Roca)
A cinematic encounter, examining cookery as art.
Drops Of Heaven (Tonnoshizuku Tatsumi Yoshiko 'Inochi - No - Soup')
(Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Atsunori Kawamura; Stars: Mitsuko Kusabue, Shôsuke Tanihara)
Documentary delving into the origin of Soup of Life that 88-year-old culinary artist Yoshiko Tatsumi cooks.
(Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: Gina Kim; Writer: Gina Kim; Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Bobby Lee, Chin Han, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Sahajak Boonthanakit, David Firestar, Henry Lau, Alexander Winters)
A grandson enters a cooking contest to help his grandfather's restaurant, which is on the verge of bankruptcy.
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Amit Gupta; Stars: Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Kulvinder Ghir, Tom Mison, Madhur Jaffrey)
Two brothers who have set up rival restaurants are approached by a daughter who wants them to reunite to cook her wedding feast.
Like Water For Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate)
(Country: Mexico; Year: 1992; Director: Alfonso Arau; Writer: Laura Esquivel, based on the novel by Laura Esquivel; Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos,
Regina Torne, Matio Ivan
Martinez, Ada Carrasco, Yareli
Food becomes emotional for a
dutiful, sex starved daughter
during the Mexican revolution.
Make Hummus Not War and A Tale Of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story
Love And Lemons (Små citroner gula)
(Country: Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Teresa Fabik; Writer: Teresa Fabik, Kajsa Ingemarsson, Vasa; Stars: Rakel Wärmländer, Dan Ekborg, Josephine Bornebusch, Sverrir Gudnason, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Eric Ericson, Richard Ulfsäter, Sofia Rönnegård, David Tainton, Iwa Boman, Hanna Skoghag, Emelie DiJolie, Paolo Laverghetta, Johan af Wetterstedt)
A romantic comedy about love, friendship and the courage it takes to follow your dreams.
Make Hummus Not War
(Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Trevor Graham)
An attempt to solve the Middle at peace crisis by celebrating a widely shared love of hummus.
A Tale Of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (Bushi No Kondate)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Yuzo Asahara; Writer: Yuzo Asahara, Michio Kashiwada, Yukiko Yamamuro; Stars: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo, Toshiyuki Nishida, Takeshi Kaga, Yui Natsukawa, Riko Narumi, Naoto Ogata, Tasuku Emoto)
The Samurai son of a cook, who is terrible in the kitchen, receives lessons from his wife.