“ A delicious, feel good story with heart, soul & a big serve of laughter ”

The Revolution Comes to Town

– Four and a Half Stars from Hursto!

“The film works on every level – as a foodie film it is a mouth-watering advertisement for the local fare of the Piedmonte region, but most importantly it is a living, breathing testament to the power of inclusion, patience, and love. This Aussie Italian co-production from the director of Monsieur Mayonnaise is a delight”

– “… merges serious issues … with an underlying positivity using quirky, animated exposition, that further expresses the incredible duality and resilience of these people’s lives in an engaging way.”

 

“Looking for a positive story, frequently heart-warming………….but, there is much more. Chef Antonio’s recipe is for food to change life, even to change the world”.

Chef Antonio de Benedetto is on a quest, to change the world with his delicious Italian food.

His apprentices are Mirko Piras, a young man born with Down syndrome, who dreams of becoming a great chef ‘just like Antonio’ and Jessica Berta, an ambitious waitress who’s also set her sights on a career among the pots and pans. Their tiny kitchen is the beating heart of a revolutionary restaurant and hotel like no other. Both are staffed by young men and women living with Down syndrome who come from across Italy to train and work in hospitality, so they can take their place at the table of life.

Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution, is their closely observed story, told in first person by Antonio, Mirko and Jessica. It’s a journey through their lives and loves, dreams and dramas.

A beautifully composed slice of life documentary featuring culinary delights, glorious scenery, and genuine experiences of everyday life.

Brisbane International Film Festival 2021

Antonio has a heart as big as his chef’s hat, with a generosity of spirit matched only by the quality of his cuisine. Mirko has a youthful vitality and a hunger to learn all there is to know about the craft of a fine restaurant kitchen. Jessica loves to prepare and serve the restaurant’s desserts.

Their heart-felt story unfolds in the medieval town of Asti, in Italy’s northern Piedmont region, famous for its wine and culinary heritage.

Chef Antonio is creating a gastronomic revolution by bridging intellectual disability, the culinary arts and Italian hospitality. New trainees are handed a 40cm kitchen knife and told to,

‘Start chopping! Veloce, veloce! Quick smart!’

In 2015, Antonio co-founded the Albergo Etico (Ethical Hotel), the first of its kind in the world. Guests are welcomed, shown to their room, cooked for and served by young Italian men and women living with Down syndrome. At Chef Antonio’s Tacabanda Restaurant, diners find a warm welcome, good food and staff eager to make their dining memorable.

Mouth-watering Italian dishes, unique to the region, are made, as Mirko struggles to learn his craft. We meet his mum, Franca and girlfriend, Francesca, whom he passionately loves and hopes to marry. But living with Down syndrome, learning a trade, and leading independent lives is complex and does not always go as planned.

Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution is a cinematic invitation to experience the behind the scenes story of this unique restaurant and hotel, as its staff embark on a journey to take their vision to the wider world, while forever changing the lives of those who are its heart and soul.

“This uplifting feast of a f i l m… offers generous servings of joy and hope”

Melbourne International Film Festival 2021

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CINEMA SESSIONS + Q&A

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Darwin - 7pm 20th July

Cinema: Deckchair Cinema
Jervois Rd, Darwin City NT 0800
Phone: 08) 89414377
Time: 7pm
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Albury 6.30pm 7th September

Cinema: The Regent Cinema
456 Dean Street, Albury NSW 2640
Phone: (02) 6021 3044
Time: 6.30pm
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Wodonga 2.30pm 8th September

Cinema: The Cube
118 Hovell St, Wodonga, VIC 3690
Phone: (02) 6022 9311
Time: 2.30pm
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Consulate South Australia - November

Cinema: TBC
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Phone: 
Time: TBC
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Blue Mountains 2.30pm Saturday 5th March

Cinema: Mt Vic Flicks
2a Harley Ave, Mount Victoria NSW 2786
Phone: (02) 4787 1577
Time: 2.30pm + Q&A
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Sydney 6.30pm Wednesday 9th March

Cinema: The Ritz
45 St Pauls Street Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 8324 2500
Time: 6.30pm + Q&A
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Melbourne 4.00pm Saturday 12th March

Cinema: Cinema Nova
380 Lygon Street Carlton VIC
Phone: (02) 8324 2500
Time: 4.00pm + Q&A
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Geelong 7.30pm Monday 14th March

Cinema: Pivotonian
Cnr. Moorabool & Verner St. South Geelong
Phone: 
Time: 7.30pm + Q&A
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Cairns 7.30pm Wednesday 16th March

Cinema: Tanks Round Cinema
46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill Cairns QLD
Phone:(07) 4032 6600
Time: 7.30pm (no Q&A)
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Adelaide 6.00pm Friday 18th March

Cinema: Palace Cinema East End
251 Rundle St, Adelaide, AU 5000
Phone: (08) 8232 3434
Time: 6.00pm + Q&A
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Perth 4.00pm Saturday 19th March

Cinema: Luna Leederville
155 Oxford Street, Leederville 6007
Phone: (08) 9444 4056
Time: 4.00pm + Q&A
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Sydney 4.00pm Sunday 20th March

Cinema: Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
380 Military Road Cremorne NSW 2090
Phone: (02) 9908 4344
Time: 4.00pm + Q&A
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Parramatta 6.30pm Wednesday 23rd March

Cinema: Riverside Theatre
Corner Church and Market Streets Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: (02) 8839 3399
Time: 6.30pm + Q&A
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Brisbane 4.00pm Saturday 26th March

Cinema: Five Star Cinema
701 Brunswick Street, New Farm, QLD 4005
Phone:(07) 3358 4444
Time: 4.00pm + Q&A
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Gold Coast 4.00pm Sunday 27th March

Cinema: HOTA
135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
Phone: (07) 5588 4000
Time: 4.00pm + Q&A
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Canberra 7pm Thursday 7th April

Cinema: Dendy
2/148 Bunda Street, Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6221 8900
Time: 7pm+ Q&A
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Bangalow Film Fest 7pm Monday 11th April

Cinema: A&I Hall Bangalow Showgrounds
3 Station St, Bangalow NSW 2479
Phone: 
Time: 7pm+ Q&A
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Breath of Fresh Air Festival

Cinema: BOFA Online
15 April-31 May

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Wangaratta 6.30pm Friday 29th April

Cinema: Wangaratta Cinema Centre
Cnr Ovens & Reid St Wangaratta
Phone: 03 5721 5555
Time: 6.30pm + Q&A
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Bendigo 4.00pm Saturday 30th April

Cinema: Star Cinema
Eaglehawk Town Hall, 2 Peg Leg Rd Eaglehawk VIC
Phone: 03 5446 2526
Time: 4.00pm + Q&A
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Screenwave Intl Film Fest, 10am 4th May

Cinema:Jetty Memorial Theatre
337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
Phone:02 6648 4930
Time: 10am + Q&A
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Hazelhurst Film Club

Cinema: TBC
Sutherland Arts Centre
Phone: (02) 8536 5700
Time: TBC
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Lumiere Film Fest 4pm 1st May

Cinema: Hotel Etico
11 Montgomery St, Mount Victoria, AU
Phone: 02 4787 1369
Time: 4pm + Pizza & Wine with Q&A
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Film Harvest TBC Mid May

Cinema: TBC
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Phone: 
Time: TBC
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