The Taste of Things

Thursday 7th Mar

€9 / €7 (conc.)


1880s France. For over 20 years skilled cook Eugénie (Binoche) has worked for gourmet chef Dodin (Magimel), with the two living under the same roof. As they reach middle-age, they can no longer deny that their professional relationship and shared passion for cooking has become something more. But Eugénie wants to keep her independence, and refuses Dodin’s numerous marriage proposals. He decides to convince her to change her mind, by finally cooking a meal just for her…

This latest film from French-Vietnamese director Trần (Oscar-nominated The Scent of Green Papaya) is both a culinary and romantic delight. With guidance from French chef Pierre Gagnaire, Trần captures the culinary artistry that produce the delicious dishes we see on-screen in exquisite detail.

Festival & Awards

Cannes Film Festival 2023 – Winner, Best Director

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023
BFI London Film Festival 2023
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2023
Cork International Film Festival 2023
Belfast Film Festival 2023


a gastronomic feast so rich and romantic, it’ll leave you woozy.” 
– Time Out

This is a film that builds to its poignant moments but not in a sentimental way. Love here is all about putting in the effort and tasting the sweet result of that, which though it may not last forever in the moment, will always be a feast for the memory.”
– Eye For Film

Film Info

134 mins | France | 2023 | Cert: TBC

Trần Anh Hùng

Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Bonnie Chagneau-Ravoire