A close up of a plated prawn dish held by a chef in a still from 'A God in Every Lentil' (2018)
A close up of a plated prawn dish held by a chef in a still from 'A God in Every Lentil' (2018)
A God In Every Lentil (2018)

ACMI and the Italian Institute of Culture Melbourne present

A God in Every Lentil

Y en cada lenteja un Dios

Miguel Ángel Jiménez | Spain | | Unclassified (15+)

A double bill of films for the senses from MDFF sidebars, Food (A God In Every Lentil) and Bloom (Flores).

Luis, a screenwriter who lives in Madrid with his wife Paula and infant son, journeys to Cocentaina, his childhood home in the hinterland of Alicante, in Spain's Valencia region. He's heading there to collaborate with his chef brother Kiko Moya and sommelier cousin Alberto Redrado on a book focused on the family's Michelin star-awarded restaurant, L'Escaleta, regularly listed among the best restaurants in Spain and Portugal. Childhood memories and local flavours have always guided Kiko in the creation of his dishes, but with Luis back in the family fold, the two men embark on a culinary project that also becomes a journey through the personal histories and influences that have shaped them, continuing a legacy established by their mother, father Paco, aunt Nieves and uncle Ramiro before them.

Between scenes featuring elliptical conversations and family recollections, Miguel Ángel Jiménez doesn't forget to capture images that also offer a visual feast for the senses, drawn from the menu at L’Escaleta which is built around local products from the fields and the sea: oysters and red shrimp from the Mediterranean, honey from the Carrascal de la Fuente Roja park, the prized Flor de Sal from the lagoons of La Mata, and Bomba rice from the Marjal Pego-Oliva park.

Format: DCP
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Duration: 94 min


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