September 20, 2012
Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flannagan, Jan Cornet, Claudia Bassols and Togo Igawa all star in the upcoming Spanish ensemble comedy TASTING MENU directed by Roger Gual.
TASTING MENU is the story about Marc and Rachel, who booked a table at the best restaurant in the world. After a long time waiting for the booking the day finally arrives and it’s the last night before the restaurant closes forever. The thing is just that Marc and Rachel are no longer together. They have been separated for a year. Not willing to miss this unique culinary event, however, they both decide to meet at the restaurant - and it becomes a night of nothing you would have expected.
Director Roger Gual, who has won a number of awards for his two previous feature films SMOKING ROOM (2002) and REMAKE (2006) will be joined by an ensemble cast joining Marc and Rachel for dinner; Stephen Rea, who received his breakthrough in 1992 for THE CRYING GAME, winning him an Academy Award-nomination, Fionnula Flannagan, known for her part opposite Nicole Kidman in THE OTHERS (2001), Claudia Bassols being one of Spain’s promising stars along with Jan Cornet, who was last seen in Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN (2011) and Rodrigo Cortés RED LIGHTS (2012), and Togo Igawa from MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2005) and THE LAST SAMURAI (2003), amongst others.
TASTING MENU is produced by David Matamoros for Zentropa International Spain and Subotica Limited. Executive producers are Peter Garde, Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Susanna Jiménez. Domestic release is set to spring 2013.