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The Chef's Letter (2008)

 -  Short | Drama  -  July 2008 (USA)
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In the early morning hours, a chef struggles to write the letter that could overturn his ordered life forever.

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A successful chef lives his life as he runs his kitchen, but his familiar regime of order and control is put to the test when unexpectedly he falls in love with one of his staff. Today he decides to make his feelings known, and so he writes. His plan set in his mind, he launches into the day's work, but as the hours progress, his sense of anticipation begins to distort his perceptions. As reality and plan diverge, the chef begins to lose his grip. Written by Sybil H. Mair

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A chef attempts to convey his feelings for an employee
6 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Chef's Letter screened last year at the Ojai Film Festival and was one of the highlights of the festival for me. If you take a Shakespeare Sonnet adapted by Harold Pinter and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, you get Sybil H. Mairs' taut drama, The Chef's Letter. Excellent direction and an excellent cast, very fine storytelling. I saw the film not knowing anything about it and was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going on. Just like a 14 line sonnet, the story unfolds with such complexity, emotion and surprise. I am happy to read that the film has gone on to receive numerous awards and is being screened at festivals all over the world. I look forward to seeing More great work from Sybil H. Mair


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