An alternative account of the history of cooking and women’s anonimity through the story of El Motel, the restaurant that brought culinary modernity to Spain.
Filmmaker Sílvia Subirós constructs an alternative account of the history of cooking and women’s anonimity. Josep Mercader, Sílvia's grandfather, founded El Motel in Figueres over 60 years ago. The emblematic restaurant was instrumental in bringing culinary modernity to Spain. The restaurant's legacy has been passed down from generation to generation and today Sílvia's three brothers continue the culinary tradition of the men in the family. Sílvia, however, explores the creative resources that cinema offers to try and recover the anonymous figure of her grandmother, Anna Baret. But how to tell a story that just like that of so many other women, does not fit the epic hero tale?
Screening and talk with the director of the film