The Food Guide To Love

Mon 17th Feb 2014

8:00PM @ Cineworld


Set in contemporary Dublin, The Food Guide to Love is a comedy of romantic errors that charts the dysfunctional love between a Dublin food writer and the completely incompatible Spanish woman he falls for.

Speaking to Film Ireland, directors Dominic Harari & Teresa De Pelegri said, “We were attracted to the idea of making a comedy about a dysfunctional romance in which food would be the action terrain, the battleground on which the relationship conflicts were fought. From the day we suck on a breast for the first time as babies, an emotional connection is formed between food and love in our psyche. Food ignites deep emotions inside us, and our emotional problems affect our attitudes to food.

“The inspiration for the story came from a quote we read by George Bernard Shaw: “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” We began imagining a man who finds it easier to love a good steak than the person he’s with, and our main character, Oliver, was born. Shooting the film in Dublin was a blast and we hope watching it will be even more of one, starring Richard Coyle and Spanish singer-actress Leonor Watling, supported by an incredible array of Irish talent such as Simon Delaney, Bronagh Gallagher, Lorcan Cranitch, Ger Ryan and David Wilmott.”

Tickets are available to book from Filmbase or online here

Director: Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri

Cast: Richard Coyle, Leonor Watling

Duration: 90 minutes

Guest Attending: Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri


The 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs 13 – 23 February 2014.