Food Films at Vancouver International Film Festival

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 29 through October 14th and within this amazing selection of films there are a selection of films that are Food themed. Here is a selection of these films for your consideration, make sure you get your tickets in advance, check out the site for more information.

 

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (Dir: Gereon Wetzel)

Wed, Oct 5th 8:45pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $12.00

and

Wed, Oct 12th Noon

Empire Granville 7 Th 4 $10.00

and

Fri, Oct 14th 8:45pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $12.00

Cry not, lovers of cutting-edge gastronomy! Though chef Ferran Adrià’s foodie mecca El Bulli in Catalonia, Spain, closed for good this past July, its work as an ingenious generator of avant-garde cuisine lives on in Gereon Wetzel’s immaculately crafted documentary. Like Adrià’s food, the film engages not just the five senses, but the emotions as well.

 

Sushi: The Global Catch (Dir: Mark Hall)

Sat, Oct 8th 3:15pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 1 $12.00

and

Mon, Oct 10th 7:00pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 1 $12.00

and

Fri, Oct 14th 6:00pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $12.00

Wide-ranging, thorough and fascinating on many levels, Mark Hall’s investigation into the past, present and future of the exploding sushi industry covers everything from the best sustainability practices worldwide to the seven-year apprenticeship that Japanese sushi chefs must undertake. Winner, Special Jury Prize, Seattle 2011.

 

Red Dawn (Dir: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata)

Thu, Oct 6th 1:30pm

Pacific Cinematheque $10.00

and

Tue, Oct 11th 6:45pm

Pacific Cinematheque $12.00

February 2011 at the Red Market, Macau’s famous food market. Two directors, a common look. The gestures and the routines, between life and death. In memoriam Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011).

 

To Make a Farm (Dir: Steve Suderman)

Fri, Oct 7th 6:00pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $12.00

and

Sat, Oct 8th 3:20pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $12.00

Director Steve Suderman’s documentary profiles small-scale organic farmers who set out to establish their own local-supply food sources using sustainable means. Exceptionally hopeful, this doc shows that positivity and practicality are closely linked.

 

Taste The Waste (Dir: Valentin Thurn)

Thu, Oct 6th Noon

Empire Granville 7 Th 4 $10.00

and

Sun, Oct 9th 8:45pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $12.00

and

Tue, Oct 11th 3:20pm

Empire Granville 7 Th 5 $10.00

Valentin Thurn’s timely and startling documentary on global food waste (did you know that on the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half of all food ends up in the garbage?) is both a call to arms and a how-to for doing our best to eliminate this major problem.