MENUS-PLAISIRS - LES TROISGROS
Located just across from the train station in the unassuming village of Roanne, France, is La Maison Troisgros, which continues to thrive in its third generation of ownership. Through a bright, open concept dining area and kitchen and into the verdant farmland where ingredients are sourced, Frederick Wiseman's observational and exceedingly delectable documentary reveals the inner workings of the Michelin Guide three-starred restaurant, introducing a business, an experience and a philosophy that are each distinctly shaped by the family at its center. The resulting multi-layered exploration suggests that each carefully planned, prepared and served dish succeeds due to a reverent adherence to processes developed over centuries, which, in turn, are dependent upon attention to the earth, the soil, the grass on which the cows are grazing, the water that reaches that grass and the sun that warms it. (Note courtesy of AFI FEST.) Winner, Best Non-Fiction Film, 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
. DIR/PROD Frederick Wiseman; PROD Olivier Giel, Karen Konicek. France/U.S., 2023, color, 240 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.