Haute Cuisine

Watch Trailer Director: Christian Vincent
Writer(s): Etienne Comar, Christian Vincent
Cast: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson
Language: French

Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, 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 an epicurean dream where the dishes conjured up by the characters are as essential to the experience as the characters themselves.”-Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Writer-director Christian Vincent and co-writer Étienne Comar, aided by Frot’s quiet intensity, imbue Hortense’s quest to pull off culinary miracles with an urgency that’s almost absurdly compelling, and all the more entertaining for it.”-Chuck Wilson, Village Voice

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Running Time: 95 Minutes95 MIN
PG-13 Rated