Haute Cuisine (2012)

  • Les saveurs du palais
  • Tournage Les saveurs du Palais
  • Tournage Les saveurs du Palais
  • Tournage Les Saveurs du Palais

Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when president of the Republic appoints her his personal cok, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysee Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself.

The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps. The film is based on the extraordinary true story of Daniele Delpeuch, President Francois Mitterrands private cook.

Production Notes

Haute Cuisine – film and dinner night together with master chefs

Haute Cuisine is seen at HIFF in one special Film and Dinner screening only, which is organized on Friday 21st of September at 6:45pm, Kino Engel 2 and Restaurant Sunn.

  • Orig. title: Les Saveurs Du Palais
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 95 min
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish
  • Age limit:
  • Format: DCP
  • Print source: Cinema Mondo


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About the director

Christian Vincent

Filmography: Haute cuisine, 2012 Four Stars, 2006 The Children, 2005 Save Me, 2000 What’s So Funny About Me?, 1997 The Separation, 1994 Set Fare, 1992 The Discreet, 1990