taste of things

The Taste of Things

La Passion de Dodin Bouffant
Directed by Trần Anh Hùng
France / 2023 / Narrative
136 minutes / In French with English subtitles. / FORMAT: DCP

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.

"Leaves one feeling a little drunk, desperately hungry and entirely alive."
Zachary Barnes Wall Street Journal