Luis, a scriptwriter who lives in Madrid and who is about to have a daughter, returns to his native village of Cocentaina surrounded by the mountains of Alicante. He intends to help his brother Kiko and his cousin Alberto write a book about the cuisine of their family restaurant: L’Escaleta, which has just received two Michelin stars and is listed among the 25 best restaurants in Spain and Portugal. Together they embark on an emotional culinary trip that lasts for a whole year as the dream of writing the book slowly turns into reality. And, while Luis’s quest helps him to reunite with his people, the viewer is able to observe the real life goings-on behind a two-star Michelin restaurant created by a devoted family who are always passionate about their work and determined to offer people the best of themselves.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Documentary form94’ · Colour
The producer and director was born in 1979 in Madrid, Spain and studied film at the TAI Centro Universitario de Artes in the same city. His debut short, Las huellas (The Fingerprints) was co-produced by Aki Kaurismaki. In 2007 he founded Kinoskopic Film Produktion. His debut feature, Ori, was shot in Georgia and premiered at San Sebastián in 2009. It went on to win several awards for best directorial debut. He has since made three further features with the most recent, Sumendia (Volcano), currently in post-production. Following Días de El Abanico (Fan Days), Y en cada lenteja un dios (A God in Each Lentil) is his second documentary.Filmography
2001 Las huellas (The Fingerprints); short film 2007 Días de El Abanico (Fan Days); documentary 2009 Ori 2010 Khorosho; short film 2012 Chaika 2015 La mina. The night watchman 2018 Y en cada lenteja un dios (A God in Each Lentil); documentary · Kafenio Kastello; short film 2019 Sumendia (Volcano)
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019
Kinoskopik Film Produktion