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2013 Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) announced the complete line-up for new category addition Lee Brian Schrager’s Culinary Cinema, featuring films with a culinary twist.

Lee Brian Schrager’s Culinary Cinema will open on Sunday, March 3rd, with the North American premiere of Eric Belhassem’s Why Did You Leave?. The documentary features Jacquin and Suaudeau, as well as their French contemporaries, Roland Villard, Alain Uzan and Emmanuel Bassoleil. The film highlights a group exceptional French gastronomic chefs and their decision to leave their homes and rebuild their lives in Brazil, meshing their continental sensibilities with the rhythms of their new home. 

The other two films which will screen as part of Lee Brian Schrager’s Culinary Cinema category are Meat Hooked and Oma & Bella.

Meat Hooked is directed by Suzanne Wasserman. The documentary won the Best Feature Film at the NYC Food Film Festival and highlights the comeback of butchers and butcher shops. 

Oma & Bella is directed by Alexa Karolinski. Oma & Bella, two elderly Jewish women in Berlin, pour the decades of their lives into expressions of character that come out of their sumptuous cooking. The film will show on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Miami Beach Cinematheque.

The 30th edition of Miami International Film Festival runs March 1-10, 2013. 


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