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The Taste of Things

The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet with whom she has been working for over the last 20 years.
(PG-13, 135 min.)
Original title: La passion de Dodin Bouffant


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

3:30 PM

Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

12:00 PM

In late-19th century France, renowned gourmet Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) draws guests from far and wide for sumptuous meals prepared by his personal chef Eugénie (a radiant Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. From acclaimed director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya, Norwegian Wood) comes a beautiful and touching love story that also serves up a glorious tribute to classic French cuisine. [IFC]

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Emmanuel Salinger
Director: Anh Hung Tran
Language: French
Genre(s): Drama, History, Romance

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"Just a wonderful film."

— David Jenkins, Little White Lies

"[A] mouth-watering banquet of full-fat foodie cinema..."

— Robbie Collin, Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK)

"Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel make an appetizing combination..."

— Tim Grierson, Screen International

"Food is a gift of love here – and romance courses through this delightful film."

— Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

"The film views the love of food and romance as all one singular desire for everything beautiful and fleeting in life."

— Chris Barsanti, Slant Magazine

"You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy this savoury romance from cinema poet Tran Anh Hung, but you’ll love it all the more if you are."

— Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"Lingering on the tongue like a sip of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the film leaves one feeling a little drunk, desperately hungry and entirely alive."

— Zachary Barnes, Wall Street Journal

"A movie that captures its mouthwatering dishes like edible tableaux, combining culinary marvels with a moving tale of middle-age love."

— Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"[It] pushes the notion of bonding through vittles a step further. Certain dishes are so inscribed by their creators that they act as memory itself, says the film, a sentiment that leaves a beautiful after-taste."

— Sophie Monks Kaufman, indieWire

"The camera lingers on the food more than the cooks; the only sounds are the bubbling copper saucepans, the tap of shoes on the stone floor and birdsong from the garden. This is Frenchness turned up to 11."

— Ed Potton, Times (UK)