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 IFF.
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 or examines the environment of women's amateur boxing in the Punch Like a Girl series. Maya Gallus has received numerous awards, including a Focus On Award.
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