Slony Sow

France, Japan , 2022 / 106 min / French & Japanese OV with English subt. / Comedy

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Gabriel Carvin, a celebrated chef from Saumur is awarded his 3rd crystal star from a restaurant critic. That same evening his wife, Louise, leaves him. This sudden separation triggers a family crisis. For Gabriel, the overload goes straight to his heart. He suffers a heart attack, and the overactive chef is going to have to stay out of the kitchen for a while. This much-needed break may enable him to find another passion. To get a change of scenery, he travels to Japan to rediscover simple pleasures, and discover the mysteries of umami, the fifth taste of the palate.

Wed 09/03 18:30 Kinepolis Kirchberg FR & JP OV with ENG. subt Public
Cast & Credits
Gérard Depardieu, Pierre Richard, Eriko Takeda, Kyôko Koizumi, You, Sandrine Bonnaire, Rod Paradot, Bastien Bouillon, Zinedine Soualem, Antoine Duléry
Slony Sow
Denis Louis
Slony Sow
Frederic Holyszewski
Umami-no Tabi Limited, Nompareille Productions, Slony Pictures, Sunny Side Up
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Writer, screenwriter, actor and director, Slony Sow has lived in Japan since 2017. He has always been fascinated with different cultures coming together. This can be seen in his short films, some of which have won several awards around the world. This can also be said of Umami, his first feature, shot in France and Japan, where he goes even further with his hero Gérard Depardieu who finds deep values through another culture.

  • 2022 - Umami
  • 2018 - Journey to Miyakojima
  • 2011 - Grenouille d'hiver
  • 2006 - Demba
  • 2006 - Périphérique Blues