SOCIAL COMEDY | FRANCE | 2022 | 94 MIN | M DIRECTED BY Louis-Julien Petit STARRING Audrey Lamy, François Cluzet, Chantal Neuwirth, Fatoumata Kaba, Oliver Faliez
The Kitchen Brigade, explores the world of French gastronomy while also tackling issues of social justice and inclusion through the
story of Cathy. Cathy (Audrey Lamy) is an inflexible 40-year-old sous-chef, who resigned from her previous job in a high-end restaurant
and applies for various positions with the hope of fulfilling her lifelong dream of opening her own restaurant. Things do not go to plan.
Facing serious financial difficulties, she reluctantly accepts a job in the kitchen of a shelter for young migrants. Though she hates the
new job at first, Cathy’s remarkable skill and passion for cuisine start to change the kids’ lives. And it turns out they also have a lot
to teach her.
True to his favourite genre, social comedy, Louis-Julien Petit explores learning, communication, success and self-esteem, mixing humour, humanism, realism and entertainment. With The Kitchen Brigade, the director pays tribute to young people with a tormented past and an uncertain future, holding onto hope of a better life, struggling relentlessly to integrate into French society; and of course, acknowledges all those who devote so much energy to help them. This feel-good movie with a strong touch of humanity also features François Cluzet (Intouchables) and several newcomers, including Fatoumata Kaba.
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Suitable for Senior students ( Year 10 – 12) Deals with some VCE themes & topics such as Gastronomy, Work relationships, Aspirations, Education & Careers, Migration & Social justice.
Disclaimer : The English subtitles contain language which some people may find offensive.
Venue Cinema Kino, 45 Collins Street Melbourne
Date Thursday 16 June
Time 10.15 - Please arrive on time for a 10.30 start
Bookings close Thursday 9 June (no bookings can be taken after this date)
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