First, enjoy this trailer. Indeed it is a documentary that is interested in the Michelin stars and what they mean today. Through the testimony of the greatest international leaders – Alain Ducasse, René Redzepi, Yoshihiro Narisawa or Guy Savoy – we discover the secrets of these little stars that have an incredible impact on the restaurants who are worthy.
Far from being just an ode to the great food and the work involved (still plan a good dose of luxury #foodporn), the film attaches to give a realistic and fair in this world that few people have the opportunity to discover via their behind the scenes.
The film will be presented in Preview September 23 next at the San Sebastián Film Festival.
Like most highfalutin restaurant rankings, the Micheiln Guide is prone to huge omissions and questionable calls — and yet chefs around the world still pine after those shiny stars year after year. And now, the 80-year-old dining guide is the subject of a new documentary from Danish filmmaker Rasmus Dinesen called Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen, which is premiering at the San Sebastián Film Festival on September 23
“Michelin three stars? It is something you don’t even try to dream of,” says Daniel Humm, of three-star recipient Eleven Madison Park in New York City. But Barbara Eselböck of Austria’s Taubenkobel restaurant approaches the guide from a different angle: “Michelin is like an ex-boyfriend who never wants to see you again.”
This new documentary features cameos from several other culinary hot shots, including Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, René Redzepi, Andoni Luis Aduriz, and Yoshihiro Narisawa. The trailer shows footage of the guide’s director of business, Michael Ellis, calling the restaurants to tell them their star rankings on Michelin day.