Sundance Selects has acquired all U.S. rights to “King Georges,” a documentary about Philadelphia’s legendary culinary establishment Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. Director Erika Frankel enters the restaurant at a transitional time, as the restaurant’s clientele ages along with its owner, Georges Perrier.
The documentary centers around Perrier and his relationship with his protégé Chef Nicholas Elmi, who hopes to take over the restaurant when — or if — Perrier decides to let it go. The film unfolds over a three-year span, and features plenty of time spent in the kitchen with Perrier, along with highlighting the renowned chef’s eccentric brand of energy as well as his passion and commitment to his craft.
Sundance Selects is a label owned by AMC Networks, whose other labels include IFC Films and IFC Midnight. Sundance Selects will release the film on February 26, 2016.