Thursday, January 28, 7:30pm
THIS FILM IS EXCLUSIVE TO THE US.
Director: Roland Joffee
2000, France | United Kingdom | Belgium, English, 103 mins
Speakers: Andrea Zeppelin, Fred Morin, Ken Albala
In this sumptuous costume drama, master chef and majordomo Francois Vatel (Gerard Depardieu) orchestrates spectacular feasts and entertainment for a royal visit from King Louis XIV of France. Amidst the machinations and treachery of the aristocrats, Francois Vatel falls for a noblewoman (Uma Thurman) who has caught the eye of the king. Savor the grand spectacle, elaborate banquets, and expert acting of this classic food film from 2000.
Boulder Brasserie and Mateo Restaurant in Boulder and La Merise in Denver will offer pre-ordered French cuisine dinners for viewers to eat while watching the concert or film. See Food, Glorious Food for more dinner information.
Ken Albala will introduce the film. A discussion with Fred Morin and Ken Albala will follow the screening. Andra Zeppelin will moderate.
Note: During Opera from the Court of the Sun King and before the Vatel showing, Opera On Tap Colorado performers will sing opera by Jean-Baptiste Lully, whose music was played in the court of King Louis XIV.