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Films around Food

by Alexandre Paré
I had not seen “Eat Drink Man Woman” in a long time and it made me think of all these other films in which food is either displayed or used in a way to become a certain vector to the narrative. This list is not perfect, it isn’t complete either and one could argue that we could add a great many number of other films that feature important scenes that focus on food or that use food as a theme or an instrument to tell a story. Others could also argue that some of these films do not belong in that list. Sure, but it’s my list. It must be noted that I also wanted to include Tsui Hark’s “A Chinese Feast” on that list, but it isn’t listed on… Read more

I had not seen “Eat Drink Man Woman” in a long time and it made me think of all these other films in which food is either displayed or used in a way to become a certain vector to the narrative. This list is not perfect, it isn’t complete either and one could argue that we could add a great many number of other films that feature important scenes that focus on food or that use food as a theme or an instrument to tell a story. Others could also argue that some of these films do not belong in that list. Sure, but it’s my list.
It must be noted that I also wanted to include Tsui Hark’s “A Chinese Feast” on that list, but it isn’t listed on Mubi.
I did not make this list either as an exercise to classify or to present these films in a particular order. I certainly find that the first five or six films on that list are interchangeable and I have enjoyed all these films in one way or another, regardless of whether or not they should be considered masterpieces or not.
I hope you enjoy it, food is good and films are great too. that’s all, really…

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