MICHELIN STARS

“Michelin Stars – Tales From The Kitchen” is a grand documentary, filmed over a two-year period and follows the lives, views and everyday of a long and diverse range of star chefs, global diners, food writers and Michelin management across the world.

From New York City to Copenhagen, from San Sebastián to Tokyo.

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At a moment in time, when humanity is obsessed with food – photographing every dish, worshipping cooks and flaunting trophy meals on social media, the documentary goes under the surface and offers an in-depth, honest and relevant view into the world and every day of Michelin chefs and restaurants.

Telling tales from a grand menu of culinary temples as well as digging into the greatness and flaws of Guide Michelin in this golden age of gastronomy.

With grand chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Daniel Humm, René Redzepi, Andoni Aduriz, Yoshimi Narisawa, Victor Arquinzoniz, Guy Savoy and many more, the head production team of three Danes; Director Rasmus Dinesen, Producer Jesper Jarl Becker and Culinary Producer Kristian Brask Thomsen sets the gastronomy bar at the highest level possible.

This while also managing to illustrate a dark flipside of the shiny coin in creating utter culinary excellence; in search of a realistic understanding of life behind the often airbrushed scenes of what is arguably the most dynamic and creative industry in the world.

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 “Michelin Stars – Tales From The Kitchen” featured as the prestigious opening film of the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy Section at the 65th edition of the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Please view the grand press release and film trailer here

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“Rather than showing the usual glamorous experience of a diner seated at a table of awarded restaurant, or a peek into the whirring kitchen, this film brings us into the minds of some of the worlds greatest chefs. It is raw, emotional and pulls back the curtain to reveal the pressures felt by many top chefs to achieve the revered Michelin stars and the perception of these achievements or failures by the world’s top critics. They have successfully created a journey that investigates the myths and mysteries surrounding the Michelin stars and the seemingly secretive awarding process.” – Honest Cooking.

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FOOD & WINE: WHAT IT TAKES TO EARN THE COVETED HONOR

“Michelin Stars – Tales from the kitchen” exposes both the greatness and flaws of Guide Michelin and search out a realistic understanding of life behind the often airbrushed scenes of the restaurant industry.”

ESQUIRE: FOOD PORN AND DREAD COLLIDE IN “MICHELIN STARS”

“Michelin is like an ex-boyfriend who never wants to see you again.” – Barbara Eselböck, Taubenkobel.

HONEST COOKING: A GRAND DOCUMENTARY YOU’LL EAT UP

“Filmed over two years, Michelin Stars – Tales From The Kitchen, gives us a behind the scenes look at the lives and stresses of starred chefs with a tale woven together by food critics and diners.”

POV MAGAZINE: WHAT DEFINES GREATNESS IS A MATTER OF TASTE

“The doc doesn’t define the chefs by their stars, but rather by the philosophies and recipes that Michelin aims to spotlight. Tales from the Kitchen serves this foodie delight with the warmth of comfort food to let one savour the good grub that reaches for the stars.”

ROBB REPORT: BEHIND THE SCENES OF EARNING MICHELIN STARS

Chefs Daniel Humm, Rene Redzepi, Yoshimi Tanigawa, Guy Savoy, Andoni Aduriz and others reveal the toll it takes to achieve the food world’s highest honor.

EATER: WATCH TRAILER FOR FINE DINING DOC “MICHELIN STARS”

“Michelin three stars? It is something you don’t even try to dream of,” – Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park.

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In just three weeks the world premiere of ‘Michelin Stars – Tales from the kitchen’ at San Sebastián International Film Festival was covered by more than 100 media in over 14 different languages across the globe.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

(updated regularly)

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San Sebastián International Film Sebastian (opening film)
September 2017
 
Napa Valley Film Festival
November 2017
 
DOX:BIO Denmark
October 2017
 
Boulder International Film Festival
February 2018
 
Doc Soup Series, Toronto
March 2018
 
Guadalajara International Film Festival
March 2018

Febiofest – Prague International Film Festival
March 2018
 
Vilnius International Film Festival
March 2018
 
Sofia International Film Festival
March 2018
 
BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Film Festival
April 2018

Seattle International Film Festival
April 2018

Fontegro Kiev
April 2018
 
Transilvania International Film Festival
May 2018

Chefs’ Breakfast Moscow
June 2018
 
El Cine Cocina Food Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Fall 2018

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“I have had the pleasure of viewing ‘Michelin Stars’ twice, and must say that I found it to be thoroughly informative and entertaining. The interviews with chefs, as well as food lovers and critics, all highlight the importance and relevance of the Michelin Guide around the world. We are pleased to see the great interest that ‘Michelin Stars’ has attracted in so many countries.”

– Michael Ellis, Managing Director, Guide Michelin