MetFilm acquires Hot Docs opener The Heat

TheHeat870x489 1 - MetFilm acquires Hot Docs opener The HeatMetFilm Sales has acquired the world rights (excluding Canada) to Maya Gallus’s latest feature documentary, THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION. The film premiered at the Opening Night Film at Toronto’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION looks at the women running some of the world’s top restaurants and a younger generation unwilling to submit to the brutal, macho conditions that were once the norm. The film profiles pioneers including Anne Sophie Pic of France’s Maison Pic; Angela Hartnett of Murano in London; and Anita Lo, who led the first all-female team to beat an Iron Chef in the US. The new-generation interviewees include Amanda Cohen of vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy in New York; rising star Victoria Blamey from Chumley’s in New York; Toronto’s Suzanne Barr of Saturday Dinette, The Gladstone and Kid Chocolate; and renegade Toronto chef Charlotte Langley.

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