A cinematic feast to feed the spirits in the lead-up to Christmas as renowned chef Massimo Bottura is joined by some of the world’s 60 top chefs to transform food destined for the dumpster to feed the hungry.
Here is the remarkable and uplifting story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents—refugees, recovering addicts, former sex workers, and other disadvantaged people. “Theatre of Life” puts a compassionate human face on its powerful message of social justice and the environmental impact of food waste. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Seville Pictures, the Canadian documentary is being hosted in Athens by the Embassy of Canada in collaboration with CineDoc and Boroume.
Audiences will see culinary legends such as Ferran Adrià, Alain Ducasse, Mario Batali, René Redzepi, and Gastón Acurio apply their vast experience and talents in a soup kitchen.
“What is a dish of food or a home for a homeless person or a refugee?” Massimo Bottura argues that chefs can no longer cook for the elite, ignoring the morals and social issues of our time.
Watch the trailer HERE:
WHEN: Athens screening details:
Wednesday December 13 at 19.30 (French Institute) followed by a panel discussion with the participation of Boroume.
Sunday 16 & December 17 at 16.00 (Cinema Danaos)
A reduced ticket of €3 will apply to those who bring packed food for the French Institute screening and €5 for the Danaos Cinema screenings.
WHERE: Danaos Cinema, Leof. Kifisias 109 (Panormou metro), tel: 210.692.2655, www.danaoscinema.gr
Institut Francais D’ Athenes, Athina 106 80, tel: 210.339.8600, www.ifa.gr
Insider Weekly, December 6, 2017.