Belfast Film Festival
Usual Ticket Price: £5
“Time flies,” muses Michel Bras, peeling photographs off a bulletin board. The hawkeyed master chef is retiring from the day-to-day operation of the Michelin-recognized restaurant he built on a hill in the L’Aubrac region, 465 kilometers from Paris. This watershed event has been in the works for a while, and Bras is ready to pass the keys to his diligent and talented son, Sébastien. Letting go is never easy, though, and Michel can’t help but hover as the congenial Séba sets about making his mark. Paul Lacoste’s contemplative and sublime study of artistry and family is calibrated to the turning of the seasons, evoking the connection to the earth’s bounty that shapes the restaurant’s ever-changing menu but also the circle of life and the transition of generations.
Notwithstanding the chefs’ gorgeous presentations, in particular their signature salad, this lovely, unhurried film has no interest in fetishizing food. Its real, all-natural subject has to do with claiming one’s place and acknowledging one’s roots.
“A smart and poignant portrait of France’s finest family of chefs.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
This event is part of Belfast Film Festival and will take place at the Belfast Film Festival Micro Cinema at 23 Donegall Street, Belfast
23 Donegall Street