UK DVD RELEASE – 9th March 2015
La Durantie’s belle-époque chateau has been featured as the set for part of the acclaimed film The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren. If you missed it at the cinema there is now the chance to see it on DVD – available in UK shops on 9th March.
The film is set in the stunning South West of France, with a particular focus on the Tarn region; and will transport you to the rolling French countryside. The picture-book rural French setting will have you wanting to sell up home right away and catch the next cross-Channel ferry to la belle France.
The feel-good film will fill your senses with beautiful scenery, people and, most importantly, food – and lots of it!
“A moving piece of food porn” (New York Magazine)
The cast includes the esteemed Helen Mirren and OM Puri
“It is a pleasure to watch two such accomplished scene-stealers as Mirren and Puri vying with each other on screen.” (The Independent)
Based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais, the film is about an Indian family that moves to a quaint village in the French countryside to open a restaurant right across the road from Madame Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) Michelin starred restaurant. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash, a rift escalates between the two establishments – until, Hassan’s talent begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny that he could have what it takes to achieve more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.
In reality, in the place of Madame Mallory’s restaurant, visitors to the chateau will find the new private country club taking shape. This will offer sporting activities and a range of amenities including tennis, volleyball, boule courts, croquet lawn, art studios, equestrian pursuits nearby, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre as well as a state of the art spa and dining on the Chateau terrace overlooking the parkland and vineyards.
…La Durantie offers all the charm of yesteryear but designed for today’s lifestyle.