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Trailer Watch: Weinsteins' Mouth-Watering 'Haute Cuisine' as Light and Fluffy as a Souffle

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 28, 2013 at 2:35PM

Those with empty stomachs, beware the new trailer that just landed. "Haute Cuisine," from the Weinstein Company, centers on Provence chef Daniele Delpeuch (Catherine Frot), who worked as French president Francois Mitterand's country cook, and withstood all the culinary challenges that went along with it. The film hits theaters August 16. Watch below.
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Catherine Frot, right, in 'Haute Cuisine'
Catherine Frot, right, in 'Haute Cuisine'

Those with empty stomachs, beware the new trailer that just landed. "Haute Cuisine," from the Weinstein Company, centers on Provence chef Daniele Delpeuch (Catherine Frot), who worked as French president Francois Mitterand's country cook, and withstood all the culinary challenges that went along with it. The film hits theaters August 16. Watch below.

Harvey Weinstein discussed the film at his Sundance Q&A back in January. Is it a possible awards contender? As the trailer reminds us, it's from the same studio that brought us last year's French Oscar submission, "The Intouchables," which did not make the final five. But the recent Palme d'Or win of French director Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" may be giving other films from the country a run for their awards money. Unless the French establishment is afraid the Academy won't go for the lesbian romance's racy content, that is. After all, this is the group that voted for "Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.