Kitchen Stories

Directed by Bent Hamer

In the 1950s, 18 observers from the Home Research Institute in Sweden were despatched to study the kitchen routines of single men in an area of rural Norway. But the isolating clinical objectivity of the study is broken when mild mannered scientist Folke strikes up a friendship with his initially reticent subject, Isak. Hamer’s quirky and affectionate comedy was its country’s official submission to the 2004 Oscars.

95 minutes

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