Culinary Cinema

Culinary Cinema - Febiofest

evenings of film and dining

For the sixth year in a row, the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest features a special section called Culinary Cinema, which combines the viewing of the latest films with a unique dining experience. The founder of the project is the former Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick who has now become a programme consultant for Febiofest as well as a patron of its Culinary Cinema evenings.

Maintaining the tradition, Culinary Cinema will offer three special menus put together by renowned master chefs: Mirek Kalina, Tereza Jeřábková and Ondřej Koráb. The screenings of Puzzle, The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution and Le Chocolat de H. will take place from Friday, 20 March to Sunday, 22 March at the CineStar multiplex in Prague’s Smíchov, while four-course menus inspired by the three films, paired with a special selection of wines, will be served at the Delight restaurant next door, at the Vienna House Andel’s Prague Hotel.

As always, the culinary evenings will be hosted by presenter Jolana Voldánová while pianist and singer Václav Tobrman will help create a pleasant ambience.

MAIN PARTNER OF CULINARY CINEMA IS POTTEN & PANNEN – STANĚK GROUP AND ITS GOURMET ACADEMY. 

Mirek Kalina

Mirek Kalina

Well-known two-season juror on the MasterChef TV show, owner of the Kalina Anežka and Kalina Kampa restaurants in Prague and expert on fish and game. Focuses on Czech cuisine, high-quality ingredients and precise seasoning. Garnered experience throughout Europe and today passes it on at the Gourmet Academy.

Tereza Jeřábková

Tereza Jeřábková

After 13 years at the Municipal House’s Francouzská restaurace moved to Le Terroir and began making gastronomy-focused trips to northern countries. Cooked at Bistrot 104 and today is a deputy head chef at SOHO+ and a head chef at the KVLT13 pop-up restaurant where she cooks 13-course meals for 13 guests.

Ondřej Koráb

Ondřej Koráb

Gained experience at restaurants in England and Canada, cooked at Mandarin Oriental hotels in Prague and London and at the Prague hotels Augustine, Kempinski Hybernská, and The Grand Mark. Most recently worked at the Michelin-starred Marcus in London. Has enjoyed success at cooking competitions and food festivals and has cooked for global celebrities.

Puzzle  - Febiofest

FRIDAY 20.03.2020, 18:00

Puzzle

Directed: Marc Turtletaub
USA/ 2019/ 103 min

Forty-something, Agnes is a typical housewife who has devoted her whole life to taking care of her sons and husband Louie. But everything changes when she gets a jigsaw puzzle for her birthday. To her own surprise, she realizes that she has found something she not only really enjoys, but also truly excels at. Soon after, she meets the reclusive Robert who introduces her to the world of jigsaw puzzle tournaments. Director and producer Marc Turtletaub's feature debut is a unique portrait of a woman who discovers her passion in life, and starts putting together the puzzle pieces of herself.

Marc Turtletaub, co-founder of the Big Beach production company, is behind many award-winning films, from the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine (dir. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris), to Philip Seymour Hoffman's debut Jack Goes Boating, and Away We Go by Sam Mendes. Puzzle is his feature debut.

Mirek Kalina
A TASTE PUZZLE

1 490,-
CZK with VAT
The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution - Febiofest

SATURDAY 21.03.2020, 18:00

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

Directed: Maya Gallus
Kanada/ 2019/ 72 min

Professional kitchens have been traditionally perceived as a purely male domain. They tend to be associated with a tense, stressful environment, emphasized by extreme working hours, sleep deprivation and macho military drill. Maya Gallus's documentary focuses on female chefs who have broken this traditional view of the seemingly masculine profession, and started to change the rules and customs of culinary craft. This film opened the Culinary Cinema section at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival.

The Canadian director and screenwriter has devoted her film career to life stories on the periphery of our attention. She explores the world of eroticism from the female perspective in the Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality documentary, examines the environment of women's amateur boxing in the Punch Like a Girl series, and – as a former waitress – depicts the problematic position of female service workers in restaurants and bars in Dish: Women Waitressing & the Art of Service. Maya Gallus has received numerous awards, including a Focus On Award.

Tereza Jeřábková
NORTHERN SPRING

1 490,-
CZK with VAT
Le Chocolat de H.  - Febiofest

SUNDAY 22.03.2020, 18:00

Le Chocolat de H.

Directed: Takashi Watanabe
Japonsko/ 2019/ 84 min

Artisan chocolate making as an artistic expression similar to poetry or music – at least when speaking about the sweet treats created by Japanese confectioner Hironobu Tsujiguchi. The five-time winner of the prestigious Parisian chocolate festival Salon du Chocolat would like to win the award again with his culinary art based on Japanese traditions. This lyrical documentary portrait embarks on a journey in quest of a unique sweet taste, flavoured by rice flour and tea leaves.

Since 2003, Takashi Watanabe has been working for TV Asahi Productions. He has conducted interviews for television news programmes with more than a hundred writers, politicians and businessmen. The unique documentary Le Chocolat de H is his feature debut.

Ondřej Koráb
CHOCOLATE SAMURAI

1 490,-
CZK with VAT
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