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The Taste of Things

Winner! Best Director – 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Special Return Engagement – One Week Only!

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.

2024, 135 Minutes, France, Directed by Tran Anh Hung, In French with English Subtitles

  • "The Taste of Things is at once a delight for all five senses and an affecting drama of a relationship, as idiosyncratic as all loving ones are. Lingering on the tongue like a sip of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the film leaves one feeling a little drunk, desperately hungry and entirely alive."

    - Zachary Barnes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
  • "A sumptuous period-piece celebration of sensory delights—both culinary and otherwise—infused with all manner of complex, intoxicating flavors."

    - Nick Schager, THE DAILY BEAST
  • "In a phenomenological way, The Taste of Things captures the joy of variety injected into mere existence: savory and sweet, hot and sour, juice and cream and astringency are not required for pure subsistence, but the rich range of taste we have created in our daily meals says something about human longings not easily put into words."

    - Alissa Wilkinson, THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • "The couple’s pursuit of true, deep, sincere beauty in all things — in body and mind — despite these obstacles is infinitely touching."

    - Elena Lazic, THE PLAYLIST
  • "“The Taste of Things” is achingly romantic and devastatingly sad. You’ll spend the first two-thirds of this movie salivating, and the last third of it sobbing."

    - Odie Henderson, THE BOSTON GLOBE
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