"The film views the love of food and romance as all one singular desire for everything beautiful and fleeting in life." - Chris Barsanti, Slant Magazine

"Food is a gift of love here, and romance courses through this delightful film." - Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

In France in the late 19th century, Dodin Bouffant (the always commanding Benoît Magimel) is a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (a luminous Juliette Binoche). Though they share a long history of gastronomy and love, Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. Winner of Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, THE TASTE OF THINGS is a mouth-watering, unabashedly romantic tale of middle-age love.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Director, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee - Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Winner - Culinary Zinema Award, Best Film, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award, World Cinema, Mill Valley Film Festival

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu