Directed by Slony Sow



105 min


Japan France


French Japanese French Japanese


Following a near-death experience, France's leading chef Gabriel Carvin (Gérard Depardieu) throws himself into a quest seeking the flavor that has confounded his life since he was defeated by a Japanese chef's bowl of noodles as a young man.



  • Luxembourg City Film Festival  |
  • La Ciotat Berceau du cinéma |
  • Festival de Brasilia do Cinema Brasilero |
  • Toronto Food Film Festival |
  • SEMINCI - Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid |
  • Festival International du Film de Comédie de Liège |
  • Films from the South |
  • Kinomania - French Film Festival |


  • Hong Kong French Film Festival |
  • Festival International de Films de Fribourg |
  • Asian Pop-Up Cinema - Season 16 |
  • Focus on French Cinema |

About the Director

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Slony Sow

Slony Sow (born in Paris) is a French director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He learned Stanislavsky's acting method at Studio Pygmalion for 3 years and began as a guest-starring in comedic television programs, films, and theaters. Then, he started his career as a director, directing 12 short films and several TV series. In 2011 he directed a short film, "Grenouille d'Hiver" (Winter Frog,) starring by Gérard Depardieu was officially selected for Cannes International Film Festival. Its film was presented at over 350 international film festivals and gotten 37 awards. In 2015, he directed and produced his first feature film with Sommerfugl Productions, "Parisienne," which won 2 awards and was selected to 10 international festivals. In 2020, he made a new collaboration with Gérard Depardieu in the feature film ”UMAMI” which will be released in late 2022. Now he is preparing a new series for a platform ”Coffeeverse", and a feature film, ”Rayon Shakespeare ».


Grenouille d'Hiver (Short) (2011)

  • Hollywood Reel Independant Film Festival - Award of Excellence
  • Monaco International Film Festival - Best Original Music
  • Savannah Film Festival - Best Short

Parisiennes (Short) (2015)

Cast & Crew

Gérard Depardieu , Kyozo Nagatsuka, Pierre Richard, Rod Paradot, Sandrine Bonnaire, Bastien Bouillon
Slony Sow
Denis Louis
Slony Sow
Sound design & mix:
Kojiro Sasak
Frederic Holyszewski
Lucas Oliver-Frost, Slony Sow
Production Company:
Olivier-Frost Films, Slony Pictures
Co-production Company:
Nompareille Productions, Sunny Side Up, Maveric

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