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Step Up to the Plate

Documentary Biography


 

French chef Michel Bras is handing over his restaurant to his son, Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years.

Great reverence is shown for the aesthetics of food and the creation of a special meal in this quiet observational movie. The director has filmed with both artistry and simplicity, the story of one dish in a style that compliments the ritualistic approach of the chef and his son. "Step up to the Plate" shows slow-food at its slowest, and 'foodies' will know they're watching something very special being served up. Sit up at the table for a culinary treat.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2012
86 mins