Andre and his olive tree初心(2020)

SINGAPORE|2020|DOCUMENTARY|104 min

DIRECTOR:  JOSIAH NG  黃程瀚

★2020 San Antonio Film Festival - official selection

​中文大綱

江振誠,
史上橫跨米其林、世界50大及全球百大名廚榜的唯一華人名廚,
是什麼原因,讓他在人生最高峰毫無預警的關掉米其林餐廳
回歸家鄉台灣,對全球餐飲圈投下歷史性震撼彈......

本片重回餐廳關門前數週,
貼身紀錄江振誠,訪問與他結褵及共事10餘年的妻子、啟蒙恩師及朝夕工作的員工們...


探究這位嚴格、事事追求完美的米其林名廚,
如何因母親及台灣夜市文化影響,
進而愛上烹飪、遠赴法國求學、從清潔打掃做起當到米其林二星主廚,
再從 Restaurant André 光榮退役。

《初心》濃縮了江振誠30年廚師生涯精華,
娓娓道出其成功的原因及廚師生涯的柔軟初衷。
“完美”是什麼? 不是功成名就,而是放下,
本片獻給追逐夢想的你,重拾最純粹的快樂

 

Synopsis

Chef Andrè Chiang is returning his Michelin stars, and has publicly declared that he is returning to his roots after 30 years. What would make him do so? How does the perfectionist define success? What haunts him at night?


Starting from the lowest rung of the kitchen hierarchy, he rose fast through the ranks to run kitchens. Then came Singapore, where he dreamt up a restaurant built on the backbone of his Octaphilosophy and branded everything – from plate to food – with the Chef André signature.


Following Chef Andrè weeks before he officially closes his restaurant, we chart his emotional journey, and dive into nostalgic elements of his life. From how he first fell in love with cooking as a result of his mother’s influence, to the challenges that he faced when he first learnt cooking in France, we tell the story of a passionate and determined individual, now ready for the next season of his life.


The film will take on Chef Andrè’s Octaphilosophy in its presentation and chapterisation, a direction that will exemplify the chef, artist, and son, that Chef Andrè is.


The untold story of Taiwanese Chef, Chef André Chiang and his ultimate journey to perfection. Experience the historical moment as Restaurant André ends operation on Feb 14 2018.

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