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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

For the latest edition of its popular Culinary Cinema sidebar, the Berlin International Film Festival is mixing food, culture, and politics.

Under the motto “A Taste for Balance,” the festival’s section of food-focused features and documentaries looks to draw links between the culinary business and culture and the society that produces it.

“The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution,” a documentary from Canadian director Maya Gallus, which opens the Culinary Cinema sidebar on Feb. 10, looks at a new generation of female chefs who are transforming the high-end cooking industry.

Filmmaking farmer John Cester’s doc, “The Biggest Little Farm,” looks at how he and his team transformed parched land in California into fertile soil.

In “A God in Each Lentil,” Spanish director Miguel Angel Jimenez explores the struggle for work/life balance through the story of the family-run Michelin-starred restaurant L’Escaleta.

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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