A Chef in Love

A Chef in Love
Directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze
Produced by Temur Babluani
Alexander Rodnyansky
Thomas Bauermeister
Marc Ruscart
Written by Irakli Kvirikadze
André Graill
Music by Goran Bregovic
Cinematography Giorgi Beridze
Edited by Guili Grigoriani
Vessela Martschewski
Distributed by CTV International
Sony Pictures Classics
Release dates
  • 23 April 1997 (1997-04-23) (US)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Georgia
Language French / Georgian
Budget 17,000,000 (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]

See also


  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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