Culinary Cinema

Culinary Cinema - Febiofest

Three evenings of film and dining

For the fifth time, lovers of both cinema and gastronomy can partake of special evenings of film and dining within Febiofest’s Culinary Cinema section. This year the festival is fusing top class Czech culinary arts with Tazzeka, a Moroccan-French movie about the love of cooking, Constructing Albert, a Spanish documentary focused on an idiosyncratic Catalan master chef, and La Grande Bouffe, a cult French-Italian picture starring Marcello Mastroianni.

From 22 to 24 March, screenings will be followed by film menus prepared by the renowned chef and teacher of popular cooking courses Lukáš Čížek from the Fusion and Farma restaurants and Filip Sajler, who is known from the TV show Kluci v akci and today runs Perfect Canteen & Catering. The culinary evenings will culminate with a joint menu from both chefs linked to the singular film La Grande Bouffe with Martin Staněk creative chef of Perfect Canteen & Catering.

As is traditional, TV presenter Jolana Voldánová will deliver commentary on the cooking.

The films will be screened at the CineStar Anděl multiplex. The dinners will be served afterwards at the Delight restaurant at the hotel  Vienna House Andel’s Prague, which is directly beside the cinema. 

Main partner of Culinary Cinema is Potten & Pannen – Staněk group.
Partner of Culinary Cinema is Gourmet Academy.

Lukáš Čížek

Lukáš Čížek

He is the head chef and owner of the restaurants Fusion and Farma Steak & Fish in Vrchlabí. He previously worked at a five-star hotel in the Austrian Alps and headed the restaurant at the largest hotel in the Krkonoše Mountains, OREA Hotel Arnika. He teaches cooking courses at the Gourmet Academy and has won many prestigious domestic and international awards in gastronomic competitions, national championships and Cooking Olympiads. He also earned a prize at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.

Filip Sajler

Filip Sajler

He is, thanks to the success of the TV show Kluci v akci, currently one of the best known Czech chefs. At present he runs his own Perfect Canteen & Perfect Catering companies, which he set up in 2006; this comprises 20 company restaurants and a top class catering division. He boasts experience from first rate restaurants in the US, Germany, Singapore, France and the Czech Republic. He teaches cooking courses at the Gourmet Academy. He was a member of the National Cooking Team and has won many prizes around the world, including a trophy from a Cooking Olympiad.

Martin Staněk

Martin Staněk

He is creative head chef at the Perfect Canteen & Perfect Catering companies. He has earned numerous prizes in cooking competitions and picked up international experience in Germany. He has done a number of internships with the world famous “Michelin” master chef Yannick Alléno. He has been a member of the Gourmet Academy team since its inception.

Friday 22. 03. 2019, 18:00

Tazzeka
Tazzeka

Directed: Jean-Philippe Gaud
France / Morocco, 2018, 95 min

Little Elias is growing up in Morocco’s Tazzeka valley. He lives with just his grandmother, who initiates him into the secrets of the local cuisine. Many years later he sets off for Paris to fulfil his dream of becoming a master chef. Instead he becomes an illegal immigrant. In such trying circumstances, will he succeed in reawakening his love of cooking? Straddling drama and comedy, the story shows the contrast between two different countries and cultures, exploring a young person’s dream of finding a place in society. The feature film directorial debut of Jean-Philippe Gaud, a graduate of La Fémis in Paris, is infused with the aromas, colours and flavours of Morocco.

Lukáš Čížek
Morocco with the flavor of France

1 190,-
CZK with VAT
La grande bouffe - Febiofest

Saturday 23. 03. 2019, 17:00

La grande bouffe
La grande bouffe

Directed: Marco Ferreri
France / Italy, 1973, 135 min

Marco Ferreri’s cult film tells the metaphorical story of four friends who aim to commit suicide in an utterly unorthodox manner, deciding to gorge themselves to death on fine dishes and delicacies. At the time, the star-studded orgy of excess sparked highly conflicting responses and the film was even threatened with being banned. The decadent feast in an old house on the outskirts of Paris is a critique of the unbridled consumerism of modern society, in which vulgarity and poetry and controversy and intimacy alternate. Naturally, in the constant presence of ubiquitous food.

Lukáš Čížek, Filip Sajler, Martin Staněk

1 190,-
CZK with VAT

Sunday 24. 03. 2019, 18:00

Constructing Albert
Constructing Albert

Directed: Jim Loomis, Laura Collado
Spain, 2017, 90 min

A documentary about the life of the famous Spanish chef Albert Adrià. His road to success began alongside his older brother Ferran Adrià at the restaurant elBulli. For many years regarded as the world’s best, the restaurant greatly influenced contemporary high-end gastronomy and boasted three Michelin stars at the time of its closure in 2011. When the brothers went their separate ways, Albert set up his own restaurants that, thanks to their visionary and imaginative cuisine, earned him a number of Michelin stars of his own. This portrait of an ambitious man depicts Albert as one of the main figures behind the revolution in today’s post-modern gastronomy, in which food and service are conceived as a unique experience for all the senses.

Filip Sajler

1 190,-
CZK with VAT

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