The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Auguste Escoffier ou la naissance de la gastronomie moderne

France | 2019 | 90 min
Director: Olivier Julien


Presented in Quebec city at the MNBAQ

Chef, entrepreneur and creative visionary Auguste Escoffier revolutionized modern French cuisine, raising its status to that of the fine arts. This documentary is a deep dive into the history and career of a pioneer of French gastronomy. Through reconstructions, archival images and interviews with several key names in contemporary cuisine, this is a rich portrait of French cooking, then and now.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March19th and 29th.


Olivier Julien


Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Sainte Sophie dévoilée (2015) ; Pétra, capitale du désert (2016) ; Tokyo Phénix

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