The Taste of Things

Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Special encore screenings May 6-8 in conjunction with Cathédrale restaurant’s May 8 Pot-au-Feu Tasting Menu, inspired by the film!

“One of those instant gastronomical classics designed to be savored over and over.” – Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times

In late-19th century France, renowned gourmet Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) draws guests from far and wide for sumptuous meals prepared by his personal chef Eugénie (a radiant Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. From acclaimed director Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya, Norwegian Wood) comes a beautiful and touching love story that also serves up a glorious tribute to classic French cuisine.

Winner: Best Director, Cannes Film Festival

Previously screened Dec 13 – 19 2023 for a limited engagement advance run, and Feb 9 – Apr 25, 2024 for a regular theatrical run.

Previous in-person events: Sneak Preview + Q&A with director Tran Anh Hung on Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Additional Q&As with Tran Anh Hung on Friday, February 9 at 6:45 p.m. & 7:10 p.m. shows, and Saturday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. show.

  • Country France
  • Language French with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 135 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Tran Anh Hung
  • Cast Juliette Binoche, Benoit Magimel

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