From award-winning filmmakers Julie Cohen & Betsy West (RBG) comes a delectable tribute to the culinary legend who forever changed American cuisine — and popular culture. From her California childhood to her wartime development of shark repellents for the U.S. Navy, Julia uncovers the rich, often ignored backstory behind the larger-than-life myth of Julia Child. Using never-before-seen archival footage and irresistible food cinematography, this effervescent documentary confection charts Child's storied life pre-fame, her ascent to unlikely stardom in her 50s, and her current status as a singular gastronomic icon.
Why You Should See This Film
With as hearty a zest for life as its titular namesake, Julia is a veritable feast for all food-obsessed film fans. Between the agonising labour of love that was publishing Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) and her 10-year television reign as The French Chef, this thoughtful film documents the immense struggles simmering behind the familiar iconography. A woman of unparalleled determination and unbridled joy, Julia Child is here celebrated in the same no-nonsense, delightfully warming spirit that she was always known for on the small screen.
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- Year: 2021
- Rating: M
- Director: Julie Cohen & Betsy West
- Cast: Julia Child, José Andrés, Ina Garten
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Language: English