The Taste of Things Movie Release 2024

Praised by film critics as “spellbinding, a masterpiece, delightful, sensual, hypnotic, a feast for the senses.” The highly acclaimed French romantic movie The Taste of Things (La Passion de Dobin Bouffant) will be released in U.S. and UK theaters in February 2024. The movie was originally premiered at Cannes, France in May 2023 and won an award at Cannes for Best Director and an Oscar nomination for Best International Film. The movie was directed by Tan Anh Hung and stars Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel.

The official trailer.

The Taste of Things

Set in 1885 France, the movie is about an acclaimed female chef Eugenie who works for a world famous gourmet restaurant owner by Dodin for 20 years. Eugenie is considered the best chef in France. She attracts diners from all over the world but does not socialize with them saying she communicates through her cooking.

The two have a passionate romantic affair but Eugenie does not want to marry Dodin in-order to maintain her independence. To win her heart, Dodin decides to cook a spectacular meal for his beloved for the first time.

The film captures the core of simple beauty and elegance through food. The chemistry between Binoche and Magimel is electric. The movie is also praised for its sensual sequences on gourmet food preparation.

Benoit Magimel, Tran Anh Hung, Juliette Binoche

Director Tran Anh Hung is an acclaimed French-Vietnamese film director and screenwriter. He is known for The Secret Green Papaya, Cycio, Come With the Rain, and Norwegian Wood. Accolades include: Cesar, BAFTA, 3 Cannes, 2 Venice, Oscar nomination.

Juliette Binoche, 2022

Juliette Binoche is a French actress in film, Broadway, and TV, who has been in 60 films.

She is known for such films as Chocolat, The English Patient, Three Colours Blue, and Certified Copy. Her accolades include: Oscar, BAFTA, Cesar with 11 nominations, 2 Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Goya, 4 SAG nominations, 3 Golden Globe nominations, Tony nomination.

Benoit Magimel, 2015

Benoit Magimel is a French actor in film and TV. He is known for The Piano Teacher, Peaceful, Pacification, Standing Tall, and Thieves. His accolades include: 3 Cesar, 2 Cannes, 2 Lumieres.

The Taste of Things movie review (2023) | Roger Ebert


Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood, founder of AOIDE Bruce J. Wood has worked on Wall Street in business finance and strategy, and has written hundreds of finance business plans, strategic plans, economic feasibility studies, and economic impact studies. Bruce has lectured on creativity and strategic thinking, as well as worked on the development of numerous publishing, film, television, and performing arts projects, along with downtown revitalizations, using the arts as an economic catalyst. As an aficionado of music, art, and dance, Bruce is also a writer and an outdoor enthusiast. He has written poetry, blogs, articles, and many creative project concepts. He lives in the Metro Detroit area and enjoys writing poetry, backpacking, and ballroom dancing.

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