Berlinale Culinary Film Festival 2016: The Line Up

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Berlinale Culinary Film Festival 2016: The Line Up
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“Make Food Not War” is the motto of the 10th Culinary Cinema which will be held at this year's Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival), from February 14 to 19, 2016.

The line up of international films will focus on celebrating food, pleasure and the environment. Cinema buffs will have the opportunity to enjoy around a dozen food themed films, with at least three scheduled to make their world premiere.

"War is not an appropriate means for solving problems such as racism, poverty or climate change. The cuisines of the world are better suited to this task. Food connects people and hospitality contributes to international understanding,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick endorsing the essence of the event as food as pleasure.

A menu inspired by the night's film will follow each evening screening prepared by one of the festival's top guest chefs. Discussion time kicks in during dessert where members of the film team and experts will open topics to the floor.

The top chefs for this year include the acclaimed Spanish chef Andoni Luis Aduriz whose restaurant Mugaritz has a spot in the top 10 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Sven Elverfeld, Michael Kempf, Sonja Frühsammer as well as Alexander Dressel with the “Jeunes Restaurateurs” who will all work the pass in the Gropius Mirror Restaurant.

This year's chef line up:

Photo: © Berlinale The chefs 2016 (clockwise): Sonja Frühsammer (© Frühsammer), Michael Kempf, Alexander Dressel (© Jeunes Restaurateurs), Andoni Luis Aduriz (© Alex Iturralde), Sven Elverfeld (© Götz Wrage)

The Film Line-up:

Ants on a Shrimp - Netherlands
By Maurice Dekkers
World premiere

Café Nagler - Israel / Germany
By Mor Kaplansky
International premiere

Campo a través. Mugaritz, intuyendo un camino. (Off-Road. Mugaritz, Feeling a Way.) - Spain
By Pep Gatell Documentary
International premiere

Cooked – Fire / Air - USA
By Alex Gibney / Ryan Miller
World premiere

How to Build an Igloo - Canada
By Douglas Wilkinson

In Defense of Food - USA
By Michael Schwarz
German premiere

Kivalina - USA
By Gina Abatemarco
World premiere

Need for Meat - Netherlands
By Marijn Frank
German premiere

Noma – My Perfect Storm – United Kingdom
By Pierre Deschamps
German premiere

Portret van een tuin (Portrait of a Garden) – Netherlands
By Rosie Stapel
International premiere

The Singhampton Project - Canada
By Jonathan Staav
European premiere

Vormittags-Spuk - Germany
By Hans Richter

Wanton Mee - Singapur
By Eric Khoo
German premiere

What Culinary Cinema at The Berlinale Film Festival
When February 11 - 21, 2016
Where Berlin, Germany

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