underground-films

Films: - Ethnic food

Couscous / La Graine et le Mulet

Year of release: 2007

Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche

When Slimane, a North African shipyard worker in the French Mediterranean town of Sète, is pushed into early retirement, he decides to use the redundancy money to buy an old boat in the harbour and open a couscous restaurant. The film charts the various obstacles he encounters and the support his extended family and friends provide along the way. 

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Filed under: Daughters | Ethnic food | Fathers | Maghrebi French

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Year of release: 2002

Directed by: Joel Zwick

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Toula and Ian's wedding in My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Toula Portokalos, the daughter of a Greek restaurant owner in Chicago turns from an ugly duckling into a swan when she falls in love with Ian Miller, a WASP high school teacher. Inter-ethnic romance is depicted as a transformative and mutually enriching experience. The couple overcome their parents' initial reservations and Ian is welcomed into the family circle of the large Portokalos family after he has converted to Greek Orthodox faith. Toula's and Ian's romance culminates in a lavish Greek wedding. As a wedding present Toula's father gives the young couple a house, right next to his, where the happy couple start a family and continue the Greek family tradition. 

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Filed under: Ethnic food | Fathers | Inter-ethnic romance | Mothers | Wedding / Marriage

Nina’s Heavenly Delights

Year of release: 2006

Directed by: Pratibha Parmar

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Courtesy of Verve Pictures

Described by Pratbha Parmar as a film about the family, food and love, this ethnic romantic comedy tells the story of Nina Shah, a young Scottish Asian woman, who falls in love with the white Scottish Lisa while preparing to enter into a televised cooking competition.

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Filed under: Asian British | Daughters | Ethnic food | Inter-ethnic romance | Queer diaspora | Secrets

What’s Cooking?

Year of release: 2001

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

A multi-strand narrative about several immigrant families who all live in LA's multi-ethnic Fairfax district and who are preparing the traditional American Thanksgiving meal, turkey, according to their ethnically specific recipes.

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Filed under: Ethnic food | Inter-ethnic romance | Secrets

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