Saturday, October 12, 1pm

Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

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.

$13 General Admission ($12 Students/Seniors)

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