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Food on Film

Food on Film

‘Food on Film’
I find it fascinating and challenging to communicate deep thoughts in a simple way.

This illustration is made for a film festival, where six movies are played (Big Night; The Cook, The Thief, his Wife and her Lover; Delicatessen; Chocolat; Eat, Drink, Man, Woman and Dinner Rush).
Food is a metaphor in all of these movies. It symbolizes pleasure, romance, delight, desire and voracity. All of these characteristics can be found in us. The movies highlight the lack of control above the wild side of human.

In our century, this piece of illustration is more and more appropriate without the brief too..

Food on Film by Csilla Farkas