Saturday, October 12, 1pm
Filmmaker: Jean-Philippe Gaud
2018, France/Morocco, French and Moroccan Arabic, 95 min
Speaker: Sole Mingo-Ordóñez
A soulful coming-of-age drama, Tazzeka starts in a remote Moroccan village where 11-year-old Elias is raised by his grandmother, who teaches him the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Elias has a strange passion for a boy his age: French cuisine.
The people in his rural village don’t know what to make of a boy who reads Joël Robuchon cookbooks and makes classic French meals.
Chance encounters with a top French chef (Julien Blanc) and a beautiful Parisian woman inspire him as a young man to move to Paris and become a haute cuisine chef. Unable to find work in a gourmet restaurant, he sinks into the life of a clandestine immigrant. Though his future seems grim, friendships and his passion for cooking keep him moving forward until he finally presents himself at Julien Blanc’s Parisian restaurant in a risky gamble to break through.
Preceded by: What if Wes Anderson made S’mores?
Note: Join us for an exhibition of art inspired by Tazzeka from noon to 1pm.