The Hundred-Foot Journey

Director: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri
Duration: 122 min

Displaced from their native India by sectarian conflict, Papa Kadam (the legendary Om Puri) and his family take their epicurean passions to a picturesque French town, where they turn a derelict roadhouse into a traditional Indian eatery, Maison Mumbai. Trouble is, right across the road is a posh, Michelin-starred restaurant run by Madame Mallory (an imperious Helen Mirren), whose efforts to stymie their business eventually turn nasty. But in the meantime her sous-chef, Marguerite (Le Bon), falls for the Kadam family’s star cook, Hassan (Dayal). As the two factions traverse the strip of tarmac that separates them, their social, cultural and indeed romantic divisions gradually fade, to sometimes surprising ends. Rather like CHOCOLAT, Hallström’s sensuously photographed film is as much a foodie’s delight as an engagingly offbeat romantic drama.

Club and Group screenings

Tue 18th Jun 18.00 The Hundred-Foot Journey: This special showing will include a demonstration by Kran from The Cookcurry Club, as well as a selection of Indian treats to try. Food On Film: The Regal presents a tasting menu of some favourite films for foodies, in association with Eat! Food Festival.

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