Theater of Life
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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Documentaries
Passages
Tags:Documentary
Food
Activism
Refugee
Human Rights
Social Justice
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min
Awards:Best Film
Tokyo Gohan Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
Country:Canada
Italy
Language:English
Italian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Seville International
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGcTdBYcDok
Cast/Crew
Director:Peter Svatek
Producer:Josette Gauthier
Annette Clarke
Peter Svatek
Cinematographer:Nicolas Venne
Screenwriter:Peter Svatek
Editor:Elric Robichon
Composer:Antoine Binette Mercier
Filmography:Hemoglobin ('97)
Takedown: The DNA of GPS ('14)
Description

Chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant Osteria Francescana was named the world’s best restaurant in 2016, sets his sights on a new culinary adventure: taking food that is to be thrown away and making it into delicious and nutritious gourmet dinners for the most vulnerable people in Milan, Italy. His soup kitchen, Refettorio Ambrosiano, was created during the 2015 World's Fair, Expo Milano, and Bottura took the food from the waste bins and with an army of 60 chefs, including Mario Batali, Ferran Adria, and Alain Ducasse, made dinner for refugees, addicts, former sex workers, and the homeless each night.

“Most who ate at the Refettorio had never heard of any of the famous chefs. Would they care? Would it mean anything more than any free soup-kitchen meal?,” director Peter Svatek asks. “[An] eye-opening, compelling film.” —Montreal Gazette


Director’s Biography

Peter Svatek: Peter Svatek was born in Prague but moved to Montreal as a child. He is the director of numerous documentaries, feature films, TV movies and television shows. He is the co-founder of Triplex Films, a successful documentary production company.


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