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French Impressions: The Taste Of Things (12A)

Director: Anh Hung Tran
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Emmanuel Salinger
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Belgium
Year: 2023
Running Time: Saturday 16 March, Film Talk at 1pm, 60mins: Film Screening at 1pm, 135m; Total time 225m (including interval)

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About this event

For our March French Impressions, Pot au Feu (original title), a story about love inside and out of the kitchen, Jon Davies will be tempting us with a series of clips demonstrating the French love. some say obsession, with cooking.  A rich diet, he warns!


The Taste Of Things (12A) - Peerless cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years. Bonding over a passion for gastronomy and mutual admiration, their relationship develops into romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world's most illustrious chefs. But Eugenie is fond of her freedom and has never wanted to marry Dodin. So, he decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.

About French Impressions

French Impressions is an opportunity for those interested in film, especially French film, to watch a movie and discuss it in a discussion led by our resident French film expert, Jon Davies.

About Jon Davies
Jon Davies has been presenting Watermans' popular French cinema club French Impressions for over 20 years, he's a Tutor in Current Film and Cinema at Morley College and an Associate of the British Film Institute, appointed in 1993. In French Impressions he lends his expert insight and relaxed conversational style to French cinema from across the spectrum and invites you to take part.

This programme includes the TALK at 1pm-2pm and a SCREENING OF THE FILM at 2.30pm. There is a small break to allow you to get some refreshments before watching the film and there is some time after the film to ask further questions

Food is a gift of love here – and romance courses through this delightful film
★★★★ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
[A] mouth-watering banquet of full-fat foodie cinema...
★★★★ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

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