Nothing says French and Cannes more than amour, food and Juliette Binoche on the big screen. The Chocolat actress is back on the Croisette with the Tràn Anh Hùng’s movie, The Pot a Feu, and if you’re too much of a curmudgeon for the hanky panky and schmaltz in the movie, well then perhaps the filmmaker can win over your stomach with lush shots of cuisine.
Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero centered around anti-foodie folk in Mia Wasikowska’s stern nutrition teacher who inculcates her students with a philosophy of anorexia.
The Pot a Feu is, oh, so the polar opposite. A Babette’s Feast and Like Water for Chocolate of sorts, the pic set in a 19th century French Loire Valley château and centers around gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel), and his longtime cook and collaborator Eugenie (Binoche), his cook and collaborator of over 20 years.
While they sleep in separate beds, they certainly find the occasion to bond, and well simmer in other ways both in and out of the kitchen.Read more on deadline.com