- Directed by Christian Vincent
Starring : Catherine Frot, Jean d’Ormesson
France, 2012, 95 minutes, French with English sb
- Tuesday 7 April - 7:00 pm - Conference Hall
LES SAVEURS DU PALAIS
He runs the country. She runs the kitchen. Together they serve with excellence.
HAUTE CUISINE is a French comedy-drama film based on the true story of Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand (President of the Republic, 1981-1995). Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d’Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps...