The Cineclube do Faial presents in May the movie cycle “Eat and Sit Down”, movies all about eating. The simple act of eating and cooking is a necessity, but it can also be an act of love and sharing. The ritual of meals marks moments, families, societies and cultures. This cycle makes you travel to other places and flavors, where gastronomy is the meeting point and link between people, peoples, people…

On May 10, “Sweet Bean” (2015) by the Japanese director Naomi Kawase portrays contemporary Japan and the transmission of knowledge and taste. It is set in a small pastry shop making dorayakis, a Japanese specialty consisting of two pancakes filled with bean jam. It was the film selected to open the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

The following week, on May 17, “Soul Kitchen” (2009), directed by German of Turkish descent Fatih Akin. The film satirizes life in Hamburg in the late 2000’s, being a comedy about the pleasure of sharing, friendship, and gastronomy. The film won several awards such as the Art Cinema Award at the 2009 Hamburg Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize, and the Young Cinema Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

On May 31 “Couscous” (2007) by Abdellatif Kechiche, a French filmmaker of Tunisian origin. The film is set in France, in the coastal town of Sète, where Slimane Beiji, a divorced father, tries to survive being fired from the shipyard where he has always worked. He finds a new purpose in life and, together with his ex-wife and her lover, decides to open a couscous restaurant. The film was awarded 4 Césars, including Best Film and Best Director, in 5 categories at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, among other international festivals.

Tickets for the movie cycle “Eat and Sit Down” are as always available in the Mercado or at the box office of Teatro Faialense.

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Movie Cycle Sit down and Eat Cineclube do Faial