All You Can Eat Buddha

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    All You Can Eat Buddha

    Directed by

    Canada

    2017

    88 min

    • French
    • Spanish

    Drama

    At the Palacio, an all-inclusive resort in the carribean, Mike's arrival complicates the normal flow of operations. His voracious appetite, mysterious magnetism and unexpected miracles bring him the curious, among which he makes three friends and meeets a few admirers, a jealous salsa teacher and an enamored octopus. All of whom will accompany him in a gargantuan downward spiral mixing civil unrest and intestinal meltdown; a change of administration held up by the most attentive staff in the world.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sylvio Arriola
    Ludovic Berthillot
    Yaite Ruiz
    David La Haye
    Alexander Guerrero
    Cinematography
    Ian Lagarde
    John Londono
    Editing
    Mathieu Grondin
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Production
    VOYELLES FILMS

    Press

    A tropical dreamscape where miracles are also food-related. Never less than fascinating.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    All You Can Eat Buddha is a properly strange cinematic experience, and one that fits comfortably in the new Quebec cinema alongside Denis Villeneuve’s Maelström, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café De Flore and maybe Stéphane Lafleur’s Tu Dors Nicole.

    Norman Wilner, Now

    Ian Lagarde's confident screenplay and direction make the whole gamble of gluttony mixed with spirit and its implication on human core emotions worth a surreal experience.

    Nafees Ahmed, High on Films

    Ian Lagarde

    Ian Lagarde

    Canada

    Ian Lagarde is a Montreal-based filmmaker who studied film production at Concordia University. His credits as director include the TV documentary The American Savannah, the shorts SOLAR WIND, BOARD, and DAYBREAK). He also served as the cinematographer for Denis Côté's Berlinale Silver Bear–winning VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR, which was selected for TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. SUM OF THE UNKNOWNS is his latest film which premieres at the Festival de nouveau cinéma Montreal.

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