directed by Jean-Philippe Gaud
Cooking your way to success.
Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan
cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps
revive his passion for cooking.
FAMILY DCP/HD - 2018 - France/Morocco - 95min
CAST Madi Belem, Ouidad Elma, Olivier Sitruk
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE French, Arabic
PRODUCED BY Takka Films, AWMAN Productions
JEAN-PHILIPPE GAUD graduated in editing from la Fémis, France’s national film school in Paris. Upon graduation, he directed his first short films and worked as an editor with various directors, in fiction as well as documentary.
A lifelong opera lover, he also directed Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and then Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Alongside Nader Takmil Homayoun, he co-wrote, edited, and produced Tehroun (2009) with their production company Alias Films. Tehroun received the Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week prize and the Angiers Film Festival’s Grand Prize. In 2015, he founded his own production company, TAKKA FILMS, to direct TAZZEKA, his first feature film.