Alain Ducasse is a sensational chef with incredible senses, and Gilles de Maistre communicates that well in his labour of love The Quest of Alain Ducasse.
With his previous doc Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, director/cinematographer Andreas Johnsen kept his camera rolling and lingering; even when little amounted on screen. The film was in need of direction, but Johnsen ignored this fact.
Based on Pierre Deschamps documentary Noma: My Perfect Storm, I couldn’t work in chef René Redzepi’s kitchen. What begins as a foodie’s wonderland with non-stop decadent dishes soon turns unpalatable for the viewer.