Monday, May 16, 2011

Review: 18 Meals

18 Meals
Dir. Jorge Coira
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: N/A
Running Time: 101mins

Food, glorious food! Some of the most sumptuous and involving films revolve around that most common of acts: eating. From Babette’s Feast to Eat Drink Man Woman; from Mostly Martha to Like Water for Chocolate, food has provided the backbone to so many great films from around the globe and now comes 18 Meals (18 comidas) from Spain, an omnibus film of criss-crossing stories divided into three segments; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like most films of its kind, there are some story strands that rise higher than others, but Jorge Coira’s debut feature, shot over nine days in Santiago de Compostela, surely has enough tasty portions to please audiences.

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