The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La quête d'Alain Ducasse)

2017 | France | NR | 84 min.


City Opera House Sun, Aug 5, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:The Sidebar: Food on Film
Release Year:2017
Runtime:84 min.
Production Country:France
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gilles de Maistre
Produced by:Gilles de Maistre
Stéphane Simon
Screenwriter:Eric Roux
Gilles de Maistre
Cinematography:Gilles de Maistre
Editing By:Michèle Hollander


This fascinating (and mouth-watering) doc offers a glimpse into the life of a true icon. For over 45 years Alain Ducasse has worked tirelessly to become the most respected chef and culinary mentor in the world. Today, at age 61, he’s amassed a staggering 21 Michelin stars across his 23 restaurants—and he shows no signs of slowing down. So what drives Ducasse to continue? What’s left for him to accomplish? For two years this famously private man allowed director Gilles de Maistre to document his life. De Maistre follows him all across the globe as the godfather of French cuisine plans a new restaurant and checks in on his others. Between meetings Ducasse ventures to remote farms and hole-in-the wall restaurants alike, perpetually searching for unique flavors and foods, firm in his conviction that sustainable, humanist cuisine just might save the world.