THE QUEST OF ALAIN DUCASSE
| 2018 – 84′ – Documentary –
Written by Eric Roux and Gilles de Maistres.
Directed by Gilles de Maistres.
Starring Alain Ducasse, Massimo Bottura, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Francois Hollande.
Official Selection COLCOA French Film Festival.
In French with English subtitles.
A Magnolia Pictures release. |
What makes virtuoso chef Alain Ducasse tick? How did that little boy who grew up on a farm in southwestern France become an innovative, sustainability-conscious culinary master, with 23 restaurants across the globe, 21 Michelin stars and three cooking schools to his name? Gilles de Maistre endeavored to find out, following his fascinating subject to the four corners of the earth for almost two years, in his indefatigable search for perfection. And if this film offers any rationale for Ducasse’s brilliance, it is certainly his endless curiosity, humanity, energy and passion for learning, sniffing, tasting, and eking out the most exquisite of ingredients and flavors. Gorgeously shot for the big screen by the director himself, this absorbing documentary offers a veritable smorgasbord of vicarious delights.