IFC Films has dropped a new trailer for French film, “The Taste of Things” which garnered the honor of being the Official Selection of France for the Academy Awards. This year, there was debate going on, with people trying to figure out if “Anatomy of a Fall” would earn after winning the top prize at the Cannes, or if it would go to “The Taste of Things.” Surprise to many of the movie industry folks , the latter was chosen.
The film follows the story of a master chef in the late 19th Century who seemingly has it all, except for the one thing he longs for. You see, he lives with his personal cook and lover, but she consistently spurns his marriage proposals. So, the chef decides to do one more thing to win her heart. He decides he wants to cook for her.
The film stars Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel. “The Taste of Things” is directed by Tran Anh Hung, who took home the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his work.
“The Taste of Things” is set to arrive in select theaters on February 9, 2024, before expanding nationwide on February 14. .
Here’s the synopsis:
Set in France in the late 19th century, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) as the preeminent chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Oscar®-winner Juliette Binoche). Eugénie and Dodin share a long history of gastronomy and love. While emotions remain contained, the culinary discoveries are, on the other hand, breathtakingly exquisite. The only hitch is that Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin. So, the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.