Drama | French with English subtitles | 112 minutes
In 18th-century France, prior to the Revolution, gastronomy was strictly limited to the aristocracy. The prestige of a royal house was determined by the reputation of its chef and the quality of his meals. During a banquet, Manceron, serves one his unapproved creations. His employer, the duke, is furious. Refusing to apologize, Manceron is fired. The proud Manceron retreats to his dilapidated country inn that serves food to travelers on their way to Paris. Manceron’s life changes abruptly with the arrival of Louise, a budding chef, who convinces Manceron to teach her the secrets for preparing delicious meals. After her short apprenticeship, Manceron is conflicted: he’s resentful of Louise’s aggressive nature but at the same time he finds himself caring for her. Manceron realizes he must make a decision.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
- 75th Venice Film Festival, Winner, Golden Lion
- Ten Academy Award Nominations. Winner: Best Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Cinematographer (Alfonso Cuarón)
- Festivals: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York
Best Film of 2018: Time Magazine and The New York Film Critics Circle
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DELICIOUS is a movie simultaneously about finding your calling, moving out of the past, and, more specifically, the democratization of proper, well-prepared food as it transcends from aristocracy to the working class.
Fhe French director Éric Besnard’s drama is a sweet and savory tribute to food, pleasure and égalité at a particularly piquant moment in rich history.
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