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A Chef in Love

Director: Nana Djordjadze
Writer: Irakli Kvirikadze
Director of Photography:Guiorgui Beridze
Editors:Vessela Martschewski and Guili Grigoriani
Music:Goran Bregovic
Production Designers:Vakhtang Rouroua and Teimour Chmaladze
Producer:Marc Ruscart
Sony Pictures Classics; PG-13; 100 minutes
Cast:Pierre Richard, Micheline Presle, Nino Kirtadze, Teimour Kahmhadze, Jean-Yves Gautier and Ramaz Tchkhikvadze
In French, Georgian and Russian with English subtitles

Told through a series of flashbacks as a grown man reads his mother's diary, A Chef in Love offers a culinary tour of Georgia in the 1920s, just before the Red Army invades the country. French chef Pascal Ichac (Richard) and Georgian princess Cecilia Abachidze (Kirtadze) meet and fall in love on a train headed for Tbilisi. Cecilia guides Ichac, 20 years her senior, on a gastronomic tour of Georgia as he searches for ideas for the restaurant he plans to open. Ichac's restaurant becomes legendary for its exquisite French cuisine, but he loses everything when the Communists storm Georgia and seize his restaurant and Cecilia.

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