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CHEF'S SPECIAL
dir. Nacho G. Velilla
Spain, 2008, 111 minutes
English Subtitles

2009 European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:00 pm
For a director mostly known for his work on Spanish television, Velilla successfully delivers his unique brand of humour to the big screen with festival favourite CHEF'S SPECIAL. The film centres on Maxi (Javier Camara), a successful chef who owns his own restaurant in Chueca, the gay district of Madrid. Maxi believes his life is perfect until the sudden appearance of his children - the fruit of an unsuccessful marriage - and the arrival of an attractive ex-soccer player from Argentina who moves next door, forces him to reevaluate his life. The film is full twists: just when you think the movie is about as funny as it can get, it will surprise you with a new set of comedic hijinks. English subtitles.