90mins - 2018 - United States - English
Directed by Gabriel Taraboulsy
Written by Gabriel Taraboulsy
Produced by Alexander Emanuele, Jay Holzer, Cecile Murias
Composed by Steven Gutheinz
Cinematography by Robert Vroom
Edited by Alexander Emanuele
Evan Funke was one of the hottest young chefs in Los Angeles when he inexplicably walked away from his critically-acclaimed and wildly popular restaurant, Bucato, leaving behind him a wake of financial and personal upheaval. Years later, as Evan begins mounting his comeback, he reconnects with his maestra, a profound pasta teacher in Bologna, Italy and partners with a Canadian restaurant group on its first venture in the U.S. Eyeing one of the most competitive and expensive streets in America as a stage for the dying art of handmade pasta, he battles many obstacles on the road to opening a restaurant that he hopes will become his legacy and repair the mistakes of his past.
In his feature debut, director Gabriel Taraboulsy gives equal measure to the artistry and passion that are crucial in the kitchen. Produced with two-time James Beard award-winning media brand Tastemade, FUNKE pairs gorgeous imagery that practically smells delicious with the very human drama of success and failure while navigating the notoriously difficult LA restaurant scene.
Screening with "Stir"
Location: The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Toronto