Delicious

Drama | French with English subtitles | 112 minutes

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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.   

Cast
Grégory Gadebois  (Manceron) / Isabelle Careé (Louise)
Why Stream This Film?
 In 18th century France eating sumptuously  was an experience enjoyed only by the aristocracy. But right before the storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution, a talented country chef and his able assistant manage to prepare simple but unforgettable meals to travelers on their way to Paris. It’s an inspiring and mouthwatering film. 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
Accolades
  • 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
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.
Trace Sauveur

The Austin Chronicle

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.
Lisa Kennedy

The New York Times

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