Cinema has always exalted the culinary art in its films, staging humanity, emotions, cultures and social rules that are expressed in rituals related to food and its preparation. Here are 10 films that, according to us of the Tiramisù World Cup, investigate the emotions hidden in the folds of the soul of those who have made food and cooking their way of life!
6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton, 2005)
«Did you guys know that chocolate contains a property that triggers the release of endorphins? Gives one the feeling of being in love»
Based on the novel of the same name by Roal Dahl, the film tells the story of Charlie Bucket, a very poor child who lives with his parents and four grandparents in a rundown house and who loves chocolate very much. Unfortunately, Charlie can only afford it once a year on his birthday. But fate has a surprise in store for him: the golden ticket to visit the famous Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory!
7. Burnt (John Wells, 2015)
«People eat because they are hungry; I want to make food that makes people stop eating»
Adam Jones, played by Bradley Cooper, is a renowned chef who witnesses the failure of his 2 Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant because of his bad habits. After a few years off the scene he decides to get back on the game by opening a new restaurant and aiming for three Michelin stars, helped by an equally talented brigade. Will he make it through?
8. The Hundred-Foot Journey (Lasse Hallström, 2014)
«But why change a recipe that is 200 years old? – Because, madam, maybe 200 years is long enough»
In Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, a small village in southern France, Hassan is the chef of a new Indian restaurant opened by the Kadam family from Mumbai. This family restaurant finds itself competing with Madame Mallory’s renowned restaurant Le Saule Pleureur. After a stormy start between the two restaurants and their respective cultures, a strong friendship will develop between Madame Mallory and Hassan.
9. Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, 2009)
«You have 40 dishes on the menu and they all taste the same»
Winner of the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, the story unfolds in Hamburg’s Wilhelmsburg district, where Zinos Kazantzakis’s shabby, dilapidated Soul Kitchen restaurant is housed in an old warehouse. Following the renovation of the restaurant, the situation seems to improve until, out of love, Zinos decides to leave for China and leave the restaurant to his brother. Will Illias live up to the situation?
10. No reservations (Scott Hicks, 2007)
«I wish there was a cookbook for life, you know? Recipes telling us exactly what to do»
Catherine Zeta Jones plays Kate, a top-notch chef who takes her work very seriously, so much so that she never lets herself go for moments of fun and lightheartedness. After her sister’s accident, Kate finds herself having to raise her niece Zoe, while at work, the talented and witty Nick is hired as a second chef. How will Kate take the news?