The San Sebastián International Film Festival is almost upon us! From September 22nd to the 28th, this major event will be taking over the city as cinephiles come from all over the world to take part.
And as you might expect in a city that’s also famous for its food, the festival will have a special Culinary Zinema section, now in its 8th edition, which will bring together films and gastronomy. This section is being organized by the Basque Culinary Center and the Festival, in cooperation with the Berlin International Film Festival.
This year there will be seven dinners offered by 12 national and international chefs, organized in connection with seven films whose plots revolve around food from South Korea, Spain, France, Argentina, Canada, Singapore and Japan.
The films cover topics such as family-run restaurants, the culture of olive oil, the connection between art and gastronomy, entrepreneurship, and the search for our roots, among others. Examples include Tegui, un asunto de familia, which will go hand-in-hand with a dinner prepared by Argentine chef Germán Martitegui, whose restaurant is among the best in Latin America. Another film, Jaén, Virgen y Extra, will be accompanied by a dinner led by Spanish chef Paco Morales, who runs the Michelin-star restaurant Noor, in Córdoba, and for Y en cada lenteja, un Dios, Kiko Moya and Alberto Redrado, from Michelin-star restaurant L’escaleta, in Alicante, will prepare a spectacular meal.