About this film

In this poetic trip around the world, the oyster – with its sensual and lavish associations – acts as metaphor to explore human desires and drives, linking stories of a New York burlesque dancer, French Michelin-starred chefs, a Swedish oyster diver, a Japanese pearl hunter and a terminally ill English psychologist. The protagonists have their own special connection to the oyster, revealing their hopes, ambitions, and existential fears. This cinematic documentary explores the intricate nature of our deepest yearnings and quest for fulfilment. Metro Detroit premiere.

AFTER THE FILM: This event is being presented as part of the “4 Nights. 4 Films. 4 Chefs” series at Frame. The screening will be paired with a dinner by Chef Cameron Rolka of Mink Detroit. The menu kicks off with oyster service before exploring additional seafood flavors and roasted heritage breed hen. Full menu details and tickets at www.framehazelpark.com. 

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WHEN

Thu., April 28, 2022
5:00 p.m.

Available virtually

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FILM CREDITS

Director:
Willemiek Kluijfhout
 

Writer:
Willemiek Kluijfhout
 

Cinematographer:
Remko Schnorr
 

Editor:
Saskia Kieviis
 

Composer:
Tuur Florizoone
 

Producer:
Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
 

Country of Origin:
Netherlands
 

Year:
2021
 

Running time:
1 hour, 27 minutes
 

Festival History:
Hot Docs, Doc Edge NZ, San Francisco Indie FF, Moscow Food FF, Food Film Festival, Devour Food Film Festival, Clayoquot Oyster Festival, FipaDoc, Euro Film Fest