Appetising line-up for film and food festivals

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Food on Film , a partnership of the Berwick Food & Drink Festival and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is returning for its fourth year with an evening of food and film.

This year, the special screening at The Maltings in Berwick, on September 16, tells the poignant tale of the staff and customers who frequent the gourmet Parisian restaurant, Au Petit Marguery.

Organised by Berwick’s Slow Food Group, these special showings have proved a creative way of linking the town’s autumn festivals .

The film focuses on Au Petit Marguery’s owner and head chef Hyppolyte, who is suffering from an illness which affects his sense of smell, without which he can’t cook.

However, before he closes the doors for the last time, he and his wife Josephine have invited friends and family to a farewell dinner to celebrate the life and times of the people who have lived, worked and eaten here.

Against a backdrop of mouth-watering, soul affirming food this poignant and witty film, directed by Laurent Bénégui, evokes the complications and humanity of human relationships, beautifully played out by a cast members Stephane Audran, Michel Aumonk, Alain Beigel, Marie Bunel and Thomas Chabrol.

A limited number of diners will also enjoy a French- themed supper, as David Foxton, the chef-proprietor of The Maltings Kitchen has risen to the challenge of matching menu to movie in a pre-screening meal.

Au Petit Marguery (a French fim with English subtitles) will be shown at 7.30pm on September 16 (Cert U). For ticket prices and to book please contact The Maltings on 01289 330999 or visit www.maltingsberwick.co.uk.

Berwick Food & Drink Festival (www.berwickfoodandbeerfestival.co.uk )is happening this weekend (September 13-14) and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is on September 17-21.