EU Film Festival : As Needed (Closing night film)
Hey Cinephiles, this is the closing night movie and the director is scheduled to appear for a discussion.
Afterward, the audience is invited to a reception in the Gallery/Café generously hosted by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). Good times!!
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There are echoes of RAIN MAN in this charming and touching tale of two people, each dysfunctional in very different ways, who learn to transcend their limitations by working together. Arturo (Marchioni) is a celebrated chef whose anger issues have sabotaged his career. Convicted of assault, he is assigned community service in the form of teaching cooking to a group of students with Asperger's Syndrome.
One of them, the exceptionally talented Guido (Fedele), enters a Young Tuscan Chef cooking contest, with the reluctant Arturo assigned to be his coach and chaperone. Complicating matters are Guido's awkward entanglement with a pretty contest assistant and Arturo's confrontation with his culinary archrival. Simplicity and integrity are the values endorsed in this tasty concoction whose basic ingredients--humor, sentiment, cuisine, scenery--are not unusual, but achieve excellence by being applied quanto basto ("as much as is needed").
In Italian with English subtitles
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