In Athens: Theater of Life – A Soup Kitchen With the Most Michelin Stars

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to announce the screening of the award-winning Canadian documentary film Theater of Life at CineDoc in Athens on December 13 at the Institut français de Grèce (IFG) and the 16 & 17 December at Danaos Cinema in collaboration with non-profit NGO Boroume.

Watch the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transforms food destined for the garbage into delicious meals for Italy’s hungriest residents: refugees, homeless, recovering addicts and others. Theater of Life is full of gastronomic creations from the world’s most famous chefs, such as legendary Ferran Adrià, Alain Ducasse, Mario Batali, René Redzepi, and Gastón Acurio, who bring their knowledge and talent to the soup kitchens.

“What does a plate of food or a home mean for a homeless person or a refugee?” Massimo Bottura argues that chefs can no longer cook for the elite and ignore the ethical and social issues of our time. Director Peter Svatek focuses his lens behind the publicity of celebrity chefs to discover the human face of those involved in this great venture. Who are they and what is their life?

A warm, humane, compassionate look at the world through a gourmet feast.


Trailer : https://vimeo.com/242529549
Director: Peter Svatek | 93’ | 2016 |Canada In English with Greek subtitles
Admission: 6 euros

SCREENINGS
Wednesday 13 December at 19:30 in Athens (Institut français de Grèce, 31 Sina St., Kolonaki)
Saturday/Sunday 16 & 17 December at 16:00 in Αthens (Danaos Cinema, 109 Kifisias Ave.)

A discussion will follow the screening at the Institut français de Grèce.
Reduced admission for all Athens screenings to attendees who donate long-life packaged food.
Tickets for the premiere screening at IFG : https://www.viva.gr/tickets/festival/galliko-instituto-elladas/cinedoc/
CineDoc | www.cinedoc.gr | 210 7211073 | [email protected]

Written by Maria Makripoulias
CYA Digital Content Coordinator