On 31, Jan 2013 | In | By fffdemo
Haute Cuisine (Opening Night Film)
Les Saveurs du Palais
de Christian Vincent
From the acclaimed writer of Women on the Sixth Floor and Of Gods and Men comes a film that is “long on flavour and deliciously French.”
The Page Turner‘s fabulous Catherine Frot plays the role of a lifetime as Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Perigord. Hortense is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d’Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace.
Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps…
Haute Cuisine is based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterrand’s private cook, Danièle Delpeuch. It is a must-see film for anyone who loves France: its cuisine, its traditions, and its cinema.