The Taste of Desire
World premiere: Hot Docs 2021 / Special Presentations
The Taste of Desire is a cinematic trip around the world, in which five different personal stories are linked by their unique connection to the oyster.
A New York burlesque dancer, juggling motherhood and her infamous oyster act on stage. Two French Michelin-starred chefs, trying to free themselves from professional hazards in an ego-centric driven field. A young Swedish woman at a turning point, having made the radical decision to ditch her high-profile fashion career in the big city to become an Oyster-diver at the countryside. A Japanese pearl-jewelry maker on a mission to find beauty in imperfection. And finally, a terminally ill English psychologist, hoping to complete a book about oysters - his lives’ work – before it’s too late. By revealing their ambitions and existential fears, the complexities of human desire are at the core. To what lengths are we willing to go to satisfy our desires? And, can they ever be truly fulfilled?