About the film
Runtime: 99 mins
Director: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg
Actors: Kirsten Lehfeldt, Kirsten Olesen, Stina EkbladSimilar to the film Eat, Pray, Love, The Food Club begins on Christmas Eve when Marie finds out that her husband has another woman and wants a divorce. Desperate, she wonders what will become of her life. But above all, what will she do with this Italian cuisine tasting course for two just received as a present from her children? After summoning her girlfriends from her youth, the inconsolable widow Vanja and the liberated and independent Berling, the decision is made: to add a seat at the table and go together in the direction of beautiful Puglia, Italy!
Once arrived at the farmhouse in the countryside that hosts them together with three other compatriots, the days of the three women will be marked by the various daily menus, the walks between the olive groves and dinners washed down with red wine. Nevertheless, Marie can’t think of anything other than her husband and how to win him back, even with sexy pictures posted on social media; Vanja can’t manage to let herself go with a man who isn’t her beloved spouse, even though he has been dead for some time; and Berling continues to think only of herself and to refuse the passing of time. But at the end of the five days, needless to say, the three friends will not be the same.
The Food Club is a new film to add to other comedies with mature characters rediscovering life. The filmmakers have flavoured the whole film with a bittersweet and sincere look at older age, and in the end portray, through the adventures of these three grown women who find their strength in their union, a beautiful alternative for life.