MIP Presents Film "Bon Appetit" in France
On 26 June 2019, the short feature film “Bon Appetit”, created on the orders of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, was presented at the Ukrainian cultural and information centre in Paris.
The film tells the story of two cooks, Mykola from Ukraine and Patrick from France, who managed to combine the gastronomical opportunities of Ukraine and France and create a new unique taste.
“’Bon Appetit’ is about how two cultures, two cuisines can be combined in an interesting way. For instance, our banosh becomes la banosh,” says Maryna Sobotiuk, the Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine on International Communication.
She stressed that the film has been shot within the framework of the Concept for Promotion of Ukraine in the World.
“It was delicious. I would say—perhaps that would be the best compliment to the authors—that the film is appetising. In my book, it reflected quite well that our products are of quality, fresh, and natural. This is the niche we can fit in,” says Oleh Shamshur, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to France.
The presentation was attended by Ukrainian and French diplomats, members of the Diaspora, and people of culture and art from the two countries.
“This was an interesting event. To have a film about culinary traditions, a workshop, and eats and drinks at the same time—this happens for the first time,” says Irena Karpa, the secretary for culture at the Ukrainian Embassy in France.
The idea of the film belongs to the Ministry, while it was translated into life by the Best Friends Film company.
It follows up on the film “Djakuyu”, presented last year, featuring a Japanese man travelling about Ukraine and presenting it to global audiences.
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