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‘The Food Guide to Love’ out in Irish cinemas tomorrow
12 Jun 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
‘The Food Guide to Love’ is a romantic comedy directed by Dominic Harari and Teresa de Pelegri, who were also the team behind Spanish rom coms ‘Only Human’ and ‘Unconscious’. Set and filmed in Dublin, the feature follows the relationship that develops between an Irish food writer and Spanish woman. It will receive its highly anticipated release in Irish cinemas tomorrow, June 13th.

The feature is an Irish, Spanish and French co-production, made by Irish company Parallel films (which is currently working on ‘Brooklyn’, starring Saoirse Ronan) and Spanish company Tornasol along with France’s Haut et Court. It received funding through the Irish Film Board, Television Espanola, the Spanish film Board and Canal+.

Richard Coyle (‘Grabbers’) and Spanish actress-singer Leonor Watling (Almodovar’s ‘Talk to Her’) play the leads. The film was selected to screen as a part of the Culinary Cinema (Kulinarische Kino) at the Berlin Film Festival this year. It also screened at JDIFF.

Eugene O’Brien (‘Eden’, ‘Pure Mule’) co-wrote the script with Harari and de Pelegri. The film’s DOP was Spanish cinematographer Andreu Rebés though the majority of the cast was Irish. Ruth Coady, Mary Callery and Alan Moloney were producers with Catherine Magee as line producer. IFTA-winner Tom McCullagh (‘Hunger’) was the production designer while Susan Scott (‘Starred Up’) was costume designer. Rosie Blackmore was chief make-up artist while Carole Dunne was chief hair designer. Louise Kiely cast. Martin O’Malley acted as an assistant director.

A significantly Irish cast was also a major part of the film. Simon Delaney, David Wilmot (‘The Guard’), Bronagh Gallagher (‘The Commitments’), Michelle Beamish (‘Eden’), Susan Loughrane (‘Love/Hate’), Nika McGuigan (‘Philomena’), Chris Newman, Ger Ryan, and Lorcan Cranitch all play supporting roles.

The film is showing in Cineworld, Dublin, from tomorrow, Friday 13th June.

See the trailer below:

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