Finding Gaston

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    Finding Gaston

    Buscando a Gaston

    Directed by

    Peru

    2014

    75 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

    Peruvian cuisine's global popularity has no more vocal champion than Gastón Acurio, restaurateur extraordinaire and subject of this inspirational, mouth-watering documentary. The birth of his first restaurant, ‘Astrid y Gastón’, is humble and unexpected but its uniquely Peruvian approach to culinary arts led to consistent listings on the world’s top dining establishments. Acurio’s infectious passion for using local produce, supporting indigenous farmers and sourcing seafood from sustainable fishermen directly literally shines through the screen as he speaks to the camera, to his chefs, to his students and, of course, in the delectable dishes he serves. Today, Acurio’s influences are far-reaching with top-rated franchises from Miami to London. Peruvian cuisine has become renowned for being arguably the best in the world – a reputation many attribute to Acurio himself. This film follows the stories, inspirations and dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside his kitchen in a mission to change his country with his food.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Gaston Acurio
    Massimo Bottura
    Elba Amparo Velarde Caceres
    Diego Muñoz
    Rene Redzepi
    Joan Roca
    Screenplay
    Julia Patricia Perez
    Cinematography
    Ed Talavera
    Editing
    Patricia Perez
    Sales
    WIDE HOUSE
    Production
    CHIWAKE FILMS

    Press

    Peruvian restaurateur Gaston Acurio has a worshipful champion in Patricia Perez with her mouth-watering documentary.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    Julia Patricia Perez

    Julia Patricia Perez

    USA

    Julia Patricia Perez has more than 14 years of TV and film production experience. In the last few years, as a member of the Directors Guild of America, she’s had the chance to work for several studios and networks such as Disney, Paramount Pictures, Showtime, CBS and ABC.