Constructing Albert


TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Wed, May 2, 2018 7:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Fri, May 4, 2018 1:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Sat, May 5, 2018 11:00 AM
Food & Film
Film Info
Country Listing:Spain
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Food & Agriculture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Laura Collado
Jim Loomis
Producer(s):Laura Collado
Executive Producer(s):Laura Collado
Marianne Ostrat
Muntsa Tarrés
Editor(s):Jim Loomis
Writer(s):Laura Collado
Cinematography:Jim Loomis
Composer:Arian Levin
Sound:Jim Loomis
Horret Kuus


In a remote cove on the Catalan coast of Spain, a culinary revolution erupted: elBulli restaurant redefined the world of gastronomy and gained the status of one of the most influential restaurants in history, making chef Ferran Adrià the king of haute cuisine. At 15, coming out of a poor suburb of Barcelona, Ferran's younger brother, Albert Adrià, reluctantly took a position working in the kitchen. elBulli eventually closed its doors in 2011, but two years later, Albert stepped out of his brother's long shadow with a Herculean creative renaissance, opening five restaurants and building an empire of his own while revitalizing Barcelona's crumbling theatre district. Directors Laura Collado and Jim Loomis serve an appetizing combination of sensation and sibling rivalry while showcasing some of the most magnificent dishes ever caught on camera. Constructing Albert is the perfect blend of behind-the-scenes restaurateur drama and culinary genius profile. Ravi Srinivasan

Food & Film: Table Talk & Tapas with Chef Rob Bragagnolo
Saturday, May 5
11:00 AM: Screening
1:00 PM: Tapas at Campo Food Hall

Immerse yourself in an afternoon getaway to Spain with talented chef Rob Bragagnolo, and learn about his experiences staging with mastermind chef Albert Adrià. Event details

Tickets: $75, includes film, tapas, taxes & gratuities, alcohol may be purchased separately

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