Landmark’s E Street Cinema Theater 6 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Landmark’s E Street Cinema Theater 4 Wed, May 1, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Production Country:France/Morocco
Original Language:Arabic and French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jean-Philippe Gaud


Young Elias is raised in a Moroccan village by his grandmother, Malika, and is surrounded by a beautiful mountainous landscape. By the age of 6, he has already developed a penchant for cookbooks and has memorized the names of the dishes and ingredients contained within. Later in life, at a job in one of the village’s restaurants, Elias has the opportunity to meet a top Paris chef who inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work as an undocumented immigrant, but he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps revive his love for cooking and passion for fragrances, colors, and an array of sumptuous, spicy flavors. Jean-Philippe Gaud, in his first feature film, visualizes this journey with comedic as well as melodramatic elements and powerful scenes full of inner and outer drama.—Various sources