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There's a Noma Documentary Being Filmed Right Now

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<span class="credit"><em>[Photo: <a href="http://www.nomamyperfectstorm.com/gallery/">Noma My Perfect Storm</a>]</em></span>
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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Surprise, there's a feature-length documentary about chef René Redzepi currently being filmed at his restaurant Noma. A look at this website for the film shows the documentary will invite viewers into the kitchens of Noma in Copenhagen — currently ranked number one the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant list — and inside the mind of Redzepi. The working title of the film is Noma my perfect storm / Being René Redzepi, and it is directed by filmmaker Pierre Deschamps. The film, still in the making, will premiere at the International Berlin Film Festival in February 2014.

From the film's website:

"Noma, My Perfect Storm" is a journey inside the mind of René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of the World's Best Restaurant, Noma in Copenhagen ... "Noma: My Perfect Storm" will explore the diverse elements that have combined to place Noma at the summit of the culinary world. The film will introduce the revelation that catalysed the rebirth of Noma, and explore Redzepi's special friendships with his suppliers and the essential part they play in the success of Noma. The audience will experience life as Redzepi, in constant action in the kitchen, office, and restaurant, foraging, on the road, at board meetings and international conventions, at the ceremony of the World's 50 Best Restaurants and at his special Olympic pop-up restaurant in London's Claridge's Hotel." The film crew is spending a year at the restaurant filming. They were present during this year's Norovirus debacle, and presumably during the handoff between former head chef Matt Orland and current chef Dan Giusti. (They've been filming since at least April, when they accompanied Redzepi to the World's 50 Best announcement.) While no trailer is publicly available at this point, you can check out this clip from Deschamps' 2007 documentary for the Danish Broadcasting Company about Noma, Looking North For A Gastronomic Revolution:

· Noma My Perfect Storm [Official Site via @ButterViking]
· Looking North for a gastronomic revolution [Vimeo]
· All Noma Coverage on Eater [-E-]