Renowned chef René Redzepi is again the star of a culinary documentary focused on life at Copenhagen's most famous dining destination, the Nordic sensation Noma.
Ants on a Shrimp follows the superstar chef and his team as they relocate to Japan to set up a five-week pop-up in Tokyo. That hotly-anticipated pop-up launched in 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, where it served a 14-course menu of dishes like a labor-intensive clam tart, venison tongue, and — as the film's name suggests — ants.
The documentary screened in May at the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto. According to a press release, it offers a closer look at Redzepi's stunning culinary creations as well as the fast-paced nature of the restaurant industry (and pop-ups) in general. "The normal person doesn't understand what we are doing," Redzepi muses in the preview.
The film comes on the heels of 2015's Noma My Perfect Storm, which chronicled Noma's quest to claw its way back to number one on the World's Best Restaurants list after being displaced in 2013.
Ants on a Shrimp hits select theaters (including IFC Center in Manhattan) July 29, and will also be available via On Demand the same day.
• Ants on a Shrimp (Official Trailer) [Vimeo]