On today’s daily NYFF61 edition of the FLC podcast, director Frederick Wiseman, the United States’s unrivaled maestro of observational nonfiction, joins us to discuss Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros, a Spotlight selection in this year’s festival, with FLC Senior Director of Programming Florence Almozini.
Wiseman brings his camera into a three-star Michelin restaurant in rural central France, and the result is an expansive, delectable, and provocative portrait of the demand for perfection—a surprising but apt subject in Wiseman’s decades-long inquiries into the inner workings of complicated institutions that function with their own rules and standards. A Zipporah Films release.
All NYFF61 feature documentaries are presented by HBO.
Listen to the Q&A featuring Wiseman as he discusses dining at Troisgros, the logistics of shooting in a kitchen, and more. Explore what’s playing at NYFF61 and get tickets here. Don’t forget to subscribe here for more filmmaker conversations.