“One of the most influencial people
in the world of food”
“Nobody in the world
makes restaurants like Albert Adrià”
“Albert has had the misfortune of being my brother.
I really think he is the best chef I’ve ever known”
Albert Adrià has all the ingredients of a creative genius.
Playing a key role in the creation of elBulli,
the greatest restaurant in history, wasn't enough.
Escaping the shadow of his famous brother Ferran,
Albert is seeking his own success.
Length: 56-82 minutes
Format: 16:9 (2.35:1 Letterbox)
Status: Word Premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival 2017
A Trueday Films production
In coproduction with Televisió de Catalunya and Alexandra Film
Based on an idea by Unto
With the support of the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, Institut Ramon Llull, Estonian Film Institute,Cultural Endowment of Estonia
With the collaboration of Damm and Lavazza
Executive Producer: Laura Collado, Marianne Ostrat
Executive Director TVC: Joan Salvat
Executive Producer TVC: Muntsa Tarrés
Producer: Laura Collado
Directors: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis
Cinematographer and Editor: Jim Loomis
Camera: Jim Loomis, Manu Benavente, Antonio Pérez Molero, Matthew Murdock
Music: Arian Levin
Sound Design: Horret Kuus
Colorist: Esther Tejada
Graphic Design: David Martínez
Credits Design: Margus Tammik, Jan Viljus
WIDE HOUSE - Anaïs Clanet
North American Distributor:
JUNO FILMS - Elizabeth Sheldon
The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two brothers from a poor suburb of Barcelona, and gave birth to a new gastronomic universe. Since then the name Adrià has become synonymous of creativity.
Ferran is the famous maestro people know, however, with 29 years of a brilliant career behind him, the only recognition Albert has achieved is that of being the most underrated chef in the world.
At just fifteen, without vocation or aspiration, Albert reluctantly started working with his brother. He soon found in cuisine a blank canvas on which to experiment and express his previously untapped creativity. A character full of contradiction, Albert’s career progressed far from the media spotlight that shone on Ferran during the rise of elBulli.
A self-proclaimed outsider, Albert has never sought fame and fortune. He concentrated in fighting the monsters of pure creativity, leading elBarri Taller, the R&D department that came up with the innovations and techniques which lead elBulli to the pinacle of global cuisine.
Two years after elBulli closed its doors, Albert is in the midst of a herculean creative adventure. In Parallel, Barcelona’s crumbling theatre district, Albert is building a gastronomic mile.
At the heart of this growing empire is Tickets, a restaurant in which nothing is impossible, elevating the humble tapas to haute-cuisine. Next door 41° shines with a special light. Conceived as a mini elBulli seating just sixteen fortunate dinners, it explores the heights of culinary creativity. Albert’s fertile vision does not stop there: Pakta, japanese-peruvian fusion with the Adrià stamp; Bodega1900, a homage to Catalan vermouth culture; Hoja Santa, an immersion into the depths of traditional mexican cuisine; and Enigma, his most ambitious project, and the one he hopes to turn into one of the best restaurants in the world.
Each very different from the other, they all bear his personal signature. This is Albert’s proclamation of self-assurance, his attempt to escape the shadow of the now legendary elBulli and enter the Pantheon of great chefs. This is Albert constructing himself.
Due to the directors' links with Argentina, we are specially happy to announce that Constructing Albert will be part of the BAFICI, Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema.
SCREENINGS IN SXSW & GUADALAJARA
BROADCASTING NEXT WEEK ON CATALAN TELEVISION!
AT PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
15th NOVEMBER IN CINEMAS
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE AT NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
WORLD PREMIERE AT SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Back to Amsterdam!
New website launch
Oliver Peña recommendations
April 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM Screening The Lot 1 27th April 5.30PM
Newport Beach, California, UNITED STATES
The Lot 1 27th April 5.30PM
May 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM Canadian Premiere https://www.hotdocs.ca/i Screenings On Wednesday, May 2 at 7 pm. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
On Friday, May 4 at 1:30 pm. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
On Satuday, May 5 at 11:00 am. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
On Wednesday, May 2 at 7 pm. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
June 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM Premiere in Washington https://www.siff.net/festival Screenings Friday June 1 4:30 PM Kirkland Performance Center
Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES
Sunday June 3 6:30 PM Pacific Place Cinemas
Premiere in Washington
Friday June 1 4:30 PM Kirkland Performance Center
April 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM Argentinian Premiere Screenings Espacio Cultural Adan 14th April 18h Artemultiplex 19th April 20.30h Artemultiplex 20th April 16.10h Village Recoleta 22nd April 20.40h
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Espacio Cultural Adan 14th April 18h
Artemultiplex 19th April 20.30h
Artemultiplex 20th April 16.10h
Village Recoleta 22nd April 20.40h
March 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM Mexican Premiere Culinary Cinema Screenings CINEMEX SANIA 8 Tuesday, 13th March 2018 16:45h
Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEXICO
Monday, 12th March 2018 16:00h
CINEMEX SANIA 8
Tuesday, 13th March 2018 16:45h
March 9, 2018 at 9:30 PM Macro festival SXSW is one of the most prominent in the USA. We have been selected at the Festival Favorites Section. https://www.sxsw.com/ Screenings 3/9/2018, Alamo Lamar A, 9:30 PM
Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES
3/12/2018, Alamo Lamar B, 4:45 PM
3/16/2018, Stateside Theatre, 2:15 PM
Macro festival SXSW is one of the most prominent in the USA.
We have been selected at the Festival Favorites Section.
3/9/2018, Alamo Lamar A, 9:30 PM
February 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM ESTONIAN PREMIERE Cinema Sõprus: Saturday, 03.02 - 18:30
Cinema Sõprus: Saturday, 03.02 - 18:30
January 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM Schedule
Palm Springs, California, UNITED STATES
January 5, 2018 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas
January 6, 2018 8:00 PM Regal Cinemas
January 8, 2018 4:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place
November 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Napa Valley, California, UNITED STATES
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM WORLD PREMIERE
San Sebastian, Basc Country, SPAIN
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