BROOKLYN FARMER Special Culinary Event at Festival de San Sebastián / by Ben Nabors

BROOKLYN FARMER is having its Spanish premiere this September at Festival de San Sebastián: Donostia Zinemaldia in the beautiful Basque Autonomous Community. The screening will be part of the festival’s unique “Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy” section, which pairs films with specially prepared dishes by the region’s world-renowned chefs.

The collaboration between the San Sebastian Festival, the Berlin Festival and the Basque Culinary Center, now underway for four years, aims to combine the biggest film event of the year in the Basque Country with the gastronomic wealth of one of the regions to boast the highest concentration of Michelin stars in the world.

The fourth edition of “Culinary Zinema” will open on September 20 with the film The Hundred-Foot Journey, a flavour-packed comedy starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, directed by proclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hallström and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. A total of seven full-length films and four short films make up this year’s programme.

As usual, the selection will be accompanied by themed dinners prepared by esteemed international chefs at the Basque Culinary Center and the restaurants Mirador de Ulía, ni neu and Tenis Ondarreta.

Director Michael Tyburski will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion. Read more on the festival website.