Food, pleasure and the environment –these are the topics that lie at the centre of the Culinary Cinema.
Every year, the Culinary Cinema shows about around twelve current features, documentaries and short films that deal with food and/or the environment. The films are selected according to their thematic and cinematic qualities. Films screened in previous years included: L’Amour des Moules (Mussels in Love) by Willemiek Kluijfhout, Red Obsession by Warwick Ross and David Roach, Jadoo by Amit Gupta, Comme un chef by Daniel Cohen with Jean Reno, También la lluvia (Even the Rain) by Icíar Bollaín with Gael García Bernal, Toast by SJ Clarkson, Tuan Yuan (Apart Together) by Wang Quan’an, Io Sono L’Amore (I Am Love) by Luca Guadagnino with Tilda Swinton or documentaries such as Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner.
The films from the main programme at 7:30 pm are followed by a top chef’s menu, inspired by the night’s film, at the Gropius Mirror Restaurant. The top chefs of the past years have been for example: Andoni Luis Aduriz, Bobby Bräuer, Sonja Frühsammer, Nils Henkel, Michael Hoffmann, Thomas Kammeier, Michael Kempf, Kolja Kleeberg, Lea Linster, Christian Lohse, Hendrick Otto, Cornelia Poletto and Tim Raue. Excellent wines from the regions Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Mosel and Württemberg are served. During the dessert-time there is a discussion between the members of the film team and the experts on the topic.