The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) is at the Connaught Cinema & Studio today Friday October 17th and Wednesday October 22nd.
Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.
However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments – until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.
This, along with his new-found friendship with her beautiful sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), starts to weave a magic between the two cultures and, despite their different tastes, they discover an unlikely recipe for success that surprises them all.
An uplifting and feel-good cultural feast full of Indian spices, French sophistication and British wit, The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on the international best selling novel by Richard C. Morais, is directed by Lasse Halstrom (Chocolat) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake.
Show times: Friday October 17th at 11.45 am and Wednesday October 22nd at 11.45 am.
Running time: 122 minutes.
The Connaught Cinema and Studio is at 3 Union Place, Worthing.