Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Constructing Albert

2017, Laura Collado and Jim Loomis, Spain, 82 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 24th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 24th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Aug 25th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Aug 26th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Aug 27th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 28th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 29th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 30th 8:30pm
Chicago premiere!

"Offers a banquet of close-ups bound to make the tummy rumble." - Patrick Mullen, Point of View Magazine

"A fascinating window on the challenges of meeting often rarefied expectations within haute cuisine circles…will satisfy the appetites of both the curious and the food-focused alike." - Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

The much-honored Spanish restaurant elBulli, which closed in 2011, was once considered the best in the world, but this intriguing foodie documentary reveals a rival - a sibling rival, that is. While elBulli's head chef Ferran Adriá was proclaimed a genius, it seems that behind the scenes simmering wasn't confined to stockpots. Over a four-year period, filmmakers Collado and Loomis follow the story of Ferran's former partner and co-chef, younger brother Albert, as he steps out of the long shadow of elBulli's legacy and stakes his own claim to fame on an ambitious string of five restaurants in Barcelona's theater district, each featuring a different wildly innovative cuisine. Mouths will water as the film details the creation of Enigma, the seriously experimental eatery that Albert hopes will seal his place in gastronomic history. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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