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Magnolia Acquires Foodie Doc ‘Noma — My Perfect Storm’

Magnolia Acquires Foodie Doc 'Noma — My Perfect Storm'

Magnolia Pictures has secured North American rights to food documentary “Noma — My Perfect Storm,” which chronicles the life (and restaurant) of chef René Redzepi. His famed Copenhagen-based restaurant “Noma” was voted “best in the world” from 2010-2012, and after a surprise defeat in 2013, reclaimed the prize in 2014. (Check out Anthony Bourdain’s episode on “Noma” on CNN’s “Parts Unknown.”)

Produced by Documentree Films Ltd. and directed by Pierre Deschamps (“Rugby: The Life of New Zealand”), the film is partly inspired by two books written by Redzepi: “Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine,” and “René Redzepi: A Work in Progress.” 

Filmmaker Pierre Deschamps spent more than three years at Noma following the eccentric chef, where he learned about the reinvention of Danish cuisine through a process known as “foraging” — a pioneered approach which requires sourcing every dish’s ingredient from the rich, fertile environments of Scandinavia. Magnolia is hedging its bets that “Noma — My Perfect Storm” falls more in line with the like’s of “Babette’s Feast,” “Jiri Dreams of Sushi” and Pixar’s “Ratatouille,” and less with John Wells’ maligned awards flop “Burnt.” 

READ MORE: Magnolia Pictures Announces George Nicholis as Director of New York Publicity

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