Director: Paul Lacoste

90 minutes // France // 2012 Official Selection, Berlin 2012

Paul Lacoste’s impressive documentary is set over the course of a year in the Bras family’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the south of France. Father Michel, typically exacting, has decided to hand over the reins to his son Sébastien, but struggles to cede control to a chef with his own ideas and techniques, however talented he may be. As meticulously constructed as Michel’s famous Gargouillou de jeunes légumes, the film provides insight not just into the rarefied world in which such chefs exist, but also into the dynamics of a father-son relationship defined by a shared vocation.

Director’s Note: Divided into the four seasons, this delicate, contemplative documentary chronicles the handing over of the Bras family restaurant from father to son.

Showing as part of the 2012 IFI French Film Festival. This film will be preceded by Conor Ferguson’s short film Un Peu Plus.

To celebrate the IFI French Film Festival and in honour of France’s gastronomic culture, we are delighted to offer patrons a glass of Blason Timberlay Bordeaux Merlot-Cabernet  or Muscadet Caves de la Nantaise for only €4 when you buy a ticket to Step up to the Plate. To avail of this offer, just talk to our Box Office staff.

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