A Chef in Love

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A Chef in Love
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Directed byNana Dzhordzhadze
Produced byTemur Babluani
Alexander Rodnyansky
Thomas Bauermeister
Marc Ruscart
Written byIrakli Kvirikadze
André Graill
Music byGoran Bregović
CinematographyGiorgi Beridze
Edited byGuili Grigoriani
Vessela Martschewski
Distributed byCTV International
Sony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • 23 April 1997 (1997-04-23) (US)
Running time
100 minutes
LanguageFrench / Georgian
Budget17,000,000 (est.)

A Chef in Love, (Georgian: შეყვარებული კულინარის 1001 რეცეპტი / Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti) is a 1996 Georgian film directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze. It stars Pierre Richard and Nino Kirtadze.


The film tells the story of Pascal Ichak, a French opera singer and chef living in Georgia, who opens a restaurant. It also shows the life in Georgia in the beginning of the 20th century, including its short period of independence (see Democratic Republic of Georgia). After the Bolshevik coup attempt of Georgia (1920), the chef refuses to emigrate and endures the brutalities of the new regime.


The film was selected as the Georgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards in 1997.[1] A Chef in Love was among the final nominees for the award, but did not win.[2]

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  1. ^ "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ "A Chef in Love". New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2013.

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