A huge hit in Germany and the States, MOSTLY MARTHA blends food and romance in the story of a chef whose orderly life is suddenly disrupted. Martha is a perfectionist top chef whose life is as tidy as her kitchen and empty of everything but her work until her headstrong young niece Lina comes to live with her. The two cannot connect, and Martha is plagued by the interruption to her routine. At the restaurant, the owner hires a new chef to help out, but the charming, carefree Italian Mario only crowds Martha more. Contributing to the delectable tradition of ‘foodie films’, MOSTLY MARTHA serves up a satisfying display of culinary prowess alongside its requisite romance. We recommend the Monkfish à l’armoricaine.
Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck