Press release
For immediate release
Montréal, November 3rd 2014
smell_24tifQuébec director Kim Nguyen, whose movie War Witch (Rebelle) was nominated at the Oscars in 2014, will have the honour of officially opening the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) on November 12, 2014, with his new film, Le Nez – The Empire of Scents, a documentary film inspired by the best seller Taste Buds and Molecules: The Art and Science of Food With Wine written by François Chartier Créateur d’harmonies.
In 2004, the world-renowned Québec sommelier revolutionized the world of gastronomy with a discipline he created: the science of aromatic harmony and molecular sommellerie. Since then, the rights to his book titled Taste Buds and Molecules have been sold in several countries. It is no wonder, then, that this innovative aromatic science became the director’s inspiration for the creation of his aromatic fresco.
François Chartier has collaborated on this documentary project by production house Lowik Média since its inception in 2010, and he salutes the poetic evolution of Kim Nguyen’s vision of the fascinating universe of aromas.
In the movie, Chartier’s aromatic universe will be depicted by some of his closest partners and friends — chefs, wine-makers, perfumers, oenologists, scientists and even an astronaut — whom he introduced to Kim Nguyen so that they could be interviewed in their daily environment.
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