|Seattle International Film Festival | The Turkish Way
Spain | 2016 | 120 minutes | Luis Gonzalez
Internationally renowned restaurateurs the Roca Brothers, stars of last year's scrumptious Cooking Up a Tribute, return for a tour through the diverse culinary cultures of Turkey, diving into the savory cuisine at the heart of one of the world’s major crossroads.
In an exuberant follow-up to last year's scrumptious, globe-trotting documentary Cooking Up a Tribute, director Luis Gonzalez again teams with the Roca Brothers—Joan, Josep, and Jordi, owners of Catalonia's Celler de Can Roca, current holder of Restaurant Magazine's "Best Restaurant in the World" honor—to take a five-week tour across Turkey, diving into the rich, diverse culinary cultures of one of the world's major crossroads. Setting out to honor the influences on Turkish cuisine by developing a new menu using locally produced ingredients, and to invigorate Can Roca's own menu with new energies, the three brothers cross the nation. They seek new ideas in places as diverse as the bustling streets and marketplaces of Istanbul and the vineyards of Cappadocia, openly engaging with and learning from the sommeliers, chefs, and farmers that drive one of the world's most tradition-bound yet evolving gastronomic cultures. From disparate Arabic, Asian, and European influences to the exciting recent development of New Anatolian Cuisine, the brothers Roca embrace an ancient nation on the cusp of a food revolution, their restless creativity in turn making their own Can Roca not only one of the world's greatest restaurants, but a restaurant truly of the world.
Luis Gonzales directs his second feature documentary in The Turkish Way. His debut film, Cooking Up a Tribute (2015), was nominated for SIFF's Documentary Award.
Sponsored by Huxley Wallace Collective; Great State Burger Truck; Vestal; Westward; Seattle Met; Acción Cultural Española, AC/E; Honorary Consulate of Spain in Seattle; Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest; Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington; Seattle Turkish Film Festival
Director: Luis Gonzalez
Principal Cast: Joan Roca, Josep Roca, Jordi Roca, Sabiha Apaydin, Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gurs, Sina Sucuka
Premiere Status: Seattle
Running Time: 120 minutes
Screenplay: Luis Gonzalez, Andrea Gomez, Angel Lafuente
Cinematographers: Jaime Rebato
Editors: Miguel Burgos
Music: Sophie Abraham-Ebbinge
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Cooking Up a Tribute (2015)
Has Subtitles: Yes
International Sales: FREAK Short Film Agency