THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN
WINNER – PRIX LOUIS DELLUC – 2007
Slimane has worked in the same shipyard job for over 35 years, when his growing dissatisfaction prompts him to try to open his own restaurant.
His dream seems unbelievable, but his contagious conviction and persistence work their way into the hearts of his loyal but dispersed family; the four children from his first marriage, his ex-wife, current girlfriend and her bright, outspoken daughter, Rym (played to great acclaim by the stunning newcomer Hafsia Herzi).
A grand film about ordinary people, The Secret of the Grain is a deliciously slow-burning drama about fate, food and family.
Abdellatif Kechiche’s THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN is a touching and resoundingly humanistic story set in the rustic port of Sète in southeastern France.