All You Can Eat Buddha


The Main 1 Wed, Apr 18, 2018 4:50 PM
The Main 1 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre Thu, Apr 26, 2018 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Tags:Comedy Drama
Dark Comedy
Culture & Society
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Dark Star Pictures
Director:Ian Lagarde
Producer:Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette
Ménaïc Raoul
Cinematographer:John Londono
Ian Lagarde
Screenwriter:Ian Lagarde
Editor:Mathieu Grondin
Principal Cast:Ludovic Berthillot
Yaite Ruiz
Sylvio Arriola
David la Haye
Richard Jutras
Nathalie Coupal
Sebastien Rene
Alexander Gerrero


Montreal-based filmmaker Ian Lagarde’s feature-fiction debut, All You Can Eat Buddha, is a story primarily about miracles, whether they come in the form of a perpetually hungry man or a giant telepathic octopus.

Vacationer and diabetic Mike arrives at the all-inclusive Palacio Hotel on an unnamed island with one overarching intention: to eat. He does just that—silently without expression—and the staff and tourists around him take notice. They pay Mike even more attention when he begins performing small miracles around the island, such as saving a giant octopus from a fisherman’s net and releasing it back into the sea. Combined with his mysterious yet endearing persona, Mike’s presence inspires those around him to wonder if the man may not be a man at all, but something more divine.

Lagarde expertly crafts a singular, and sometimes trippy, resort world replete with deadpan humor and enigmatic proceedings culminating in an apocalyptic vision that should fortify his position as a formative talent to watch.

Director Biography

Ian Lagarde Based in Montreal, French-Canadian cinematographer Ian Lagarde studied film production at Concordia University and has worked on four films, including Solar Wind (‘11), Board (‘12) and American Savannah (‘09). All You Can Eat Buddha (‘17) is his first feature-length film.



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