Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Decadent Culinary Doc ‘Noma – My Perfect Storm’

Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Decadent Culinary Doc 'Noma - My Perfect Storm'
Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Decadent Culinary Doc 'Noma - My Perfect Storm'

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Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to director Pierre Deschamps’ feature-length documentary “Noma – My Perfect Storm.” Inspired by two books written by celebrated chef René Redzepi, the film follows himi on a culinary journey as he travels to find inspiration for creating novel dishes for travelers from around the world. 

The official synopsis reads: “How did he manage to revolutionise the entire world of gastronomy, inventing the alphabet and vocabulary that would infuse newfound pedigree to Nordic cuisine and establish a new edible world while radically changing the image of the modern chef? His story has the feel of a classic fairy tale: the ugly duckling transformed into a majestic swan, who now reigns over the realm of modern gourmet cuisine. But beneath the polished surface, cracks appear in the form of old wounds. 2013 stands as the worst year in René Redzepi’s career.”

“Rarely have viewers been given such an intimate glimpse inside the mind of René Redzepi and the high-octane world of Noma,” said Eamonn Bowles, Magnolia President. “Pierre Deschamps has crafted a fascinating film about cultural reinvention through food, and what it takes to stay on top.”

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Magnolia VP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Susan Wendt of TrustNordisk.

“Noma – My Perfect Storm” will have its North American premiere at DOC NYC before being released December 18 in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes. 

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