El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Poster

Release Date: 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Chef Ferran Adrià spends half the year making new culinary creations for his restaurant.

Director: Gereon Wetzel

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Bayerischer Rundfunk, if... Productions, Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Keywords: Transformation, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Wetzel's challenge is to film the experiments so that the process itself is legible. We're made to marvel at slow-cooked, freeze-dried, unappetizingly bagged food, the way some mushrooms, when delicately sliced, evoke fruit and some crustaceans resemble side-sleeping snooze-bar slappers. show more

  • The film never quite pins the chef down about any of this but in his menu introduction to the staff or off-hand remarks to long-time colleagues you begin to understand the mindset. "The more bewilderment, the better," he declares. He is not joking. show more

  • A fly-on-the-wall look at the inner workings of the famed Spanish palace of avant-garde gastronomy that closed its doors in July. If you're passionate (and open-minded) about food, you'll be fascinated. show more

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