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The Livery Film Fest

















Park Theatre on the Square

GLT Members: $8
General Admission: $12

Thursday, April 25th at 7pm

Savour the date, Thursday April 25th, for the next delicious offering from the Livery Film Fest. 'The Taste of Things' is a sensual story of love and food, desire and tastebuds.

It is a pure feast for the eyes that will warm the heart.

The film stars Juliette Binoche as Eugénie, a brilliant cook, and the well-known gourmand she works for, Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel). The chemistry is undeniable between these actors who were once in a relationship and share a child. The majority of the film, set in 1889, takes place in an idyllic French countryside chateau. In the opening sequence, the characters are so perfectly connected, balanced and entwined, there are few words exchanged as they go about gathering, tasting, chopping and preparing a magnificent feast for their guests. French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung captures their shared passion and joy of creating a work of art that will soon be a fleeting memory, as is every great meal, once shared and devoured.

The two lovers, Eugénie and Dodin, have worked and lived together for 20 years and yet Eugénie resists Dodin’s proposals of marriage. She simply does not want their relationship to change. She is a woman perfectly at peace with herself. Dodin is Eugénie’s boss, a renowned chef, and she is his cook yet their union is one of mutual respect, generosity, desire and adoration. This film is about their love story as much as it is about French culinary magic.

Unlike many foodie films where food stylists will sometimes use tricks to enhance the food, here the recipes and ingredients are all real and true to the time period. No electricity, no kitchen gadgets or appliances were used. In fact, no food was wasted. When scenes were completed and the actors heard ‘cut’, they continued to finish the food on the table. For those who feel inspired, the recipes have been published and are available online.

'The Taste of Things' was France’s choice for the Oscar nomination for Best International Film. Director, Tran Anh Hung, won the Best Director at The Cannes Film Festival. Bring a hearty appetite to Park Theatre at 30 Courthouse Square in Goderich on Thursday April 25. Box office opens at 6:30 and showtime is at 7:00.

(French with English subtitles). $12 or $8 for Livery members.



The Livery volunteers run a film series between September and April of national and international films not generally available to patrons in rural Ontario. Working with the Toronto Film Festival, we offer films monthly.

All screenings take place at:

The Park Theatre, 30 Courthouse Square, Goderich ON
Films start at 7:00 pm

Box Office opens at 6:30 pm
$8 GLT/Livery Members

$12 General Admission

Click here for the upcoming film.

Contact the Film Fest Organizer, Rob McAuley: 

 or check our Facebook page, LIVERY FILM FEST, for the latest information.

We hope you and your film loving friends will enjoy the best movies available!

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