Best of the Fest
Monday, January 13, 8:00 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
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Comme un chef
France, 2012, 84 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Poking fun at the restaurant world (including the current fashion for molecular gastronomy), this genial, broadly-played situation comedy dishes up easily digestible laughs as an annoying, know-it-all foodie lucks into his dream job at a fine dining establishment. A self-trained cook with haute cuisine ambitions, Jacky (Michael Youn) gets canned from a series of menial cooking jobs for taking exception to his customers’ taste.
Beatrice, Jacky’s heavily pregnant girlfriend, tries to halt their financial meltdown by arranging a handyman position for him at an old folks home, but he can’t resist the siren call of the kitchen. Meanwhile, Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno), chef and nominal proprietor of the three-star Cargo Lagarde, faces a crisis of a different sort. Stanislaw, the interfering son of his retired business partner, wants him to cut costs and update the menu. Since he can fire Alexandre if the restaurant loses a star, Stanislaw tries to undermine him in every way possible, transferring his favorite sous-chefs and threatening his raw material suppliers.
Come prepared for mouth-watering scenes involving food preparation and meal consumption.Preceded by the Disney Pixar animated short film Party Central (Kelsey Mann, 2014) 6 minutes.Mike and Sulley return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.
DIRECTOR: Daniel Cohen
Producer: Sidonie Dumas, Jeremy Burdek, Nadia Khamlichi, Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn
Editor: Geraldine Retif
Screenwriter: Daniel Cohen, Olivier Dazat
Cinematographer: Robert Fraisse
Music: Nicola Piovani
Principal Cast: Jean Reno, Michael Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, James Gerard, Julien Boisselier, Salome Stevenin
Filmography: Les deux mondes (2007)
Une vie de prince (1999)
Print Source: Cohen Media
Official Film Website