S.Pellegrino is excited to be the official water of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival. In a new initiative beginning this year S.Pellegrino will present the first in a series of three films dedicated to the worlds of food, design and fashion.
This year’s film will be dedicated to food, and as part of the Festival S.Pellegrino, as an icon of italianity and fine-dining, will present an exclusive advance screening of Gualtiero Marchesi The Great Italian, a film dedicated to the remarkable chef’s life and professional achievements.
Throughout his career, Marchesi has continuously reinvented his cooking style, harmonising modernity with tradition and has become recognised as one of the most influential chefs of his time and also as the founder of modern Italian cuisine.
“The film depicts the master's experiences and memories, many of which involving great chefs who worked alongside him, as well as those who had the privilege to be trained by him” says Maurizio Gigola, director and producer of the movie.
Gualtiero Marchesi is not only an exceptional chef, but also an incredible mentor and talent scout who has trained some of Italy’s most renowned chefs, including stars like Andrea Berton, Carlo Cracco, Enrico Crippa, Paolo Lopriore and Davide Oldani.
He is also the chancellor of ALMA, the world famous Italian culinary academy, who are currently in the process of selecting top young talent for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2017 Local Competitions, which begin in June and culminate in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Grande Finale in Milan.
“We’re extremely pleased to be at the avant-premiere of this movie here in Cannes, where new scenes will be shot and integrated in the movie” says Enrico Dandolo, Vice President of the Gualtiero Marchesi Foundation. “The complete film will be officially presented in autumn in Italy and will be followed by a world roadshow in October, starting in the USA”.
With this initiative at Cannes Film Festival 2017 S.Pellegrino builds on its worlds of gastronomy, design and fashion, continuing its mission to inspire all aficionados of the sparkling mineral water to live life in good taste.
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