Boston Turkish Film Festival
The Turkish Way

3:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Directed by Luis González
Doc. / 86 min. / 2016

In Catalan, Spanish, French, English, and Turkish with English subtitles.

Featuring acclaimed chefs Sabiha Apaydın, Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gürs.

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Director Luis Gonzalez teams with the Roca Brothers—Joan, Joseph, and Jordi, owners of Catalonia's Celler de Can Roca, current holder of Restaurant Magazine's "Best Restaurant in the World" honor—to take a five-week tour across Turkey, diving into the rich, diverse culinary cultures of one of the world's major crossroads. Setting out to honor the influences on Turkish cuisine by developing a new menu using locally produced ingredients, and to invigorate Can Roca's own menu with new energies, the three brothers cross the nation. They seek new ideas in places as diverse as the bustling streets and marketplaces of Istanbul and the vineyards of Cappadocia, openly engaging with and learning from the sommeliers, chefs, and farmers that drive one of the world's most tradition-bound yet evolving gastronomic cultures. From disparate Arabic, Asian, and European influences to the exciting recent development of New Anatolian Cuisine, the Roca brothers embrace an ancient nation on the cusp of a food revolution, their restless creativity in turn making their own Can Roca not only one of the world's greatest restaurants, but a restaurant truly of the world.


  • Seattle International Film Festival, USA
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
  • South East European Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
  • San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain


Luis Gonzalez

Luis González has dedicated most of his professional career to the field of corporate communications. Since 2012, first as Project Manager and later as Executive Producer at Contents Area, he has produced television programs, documentaries, corporate videos and advertising spots. Starting in 2013, he began to combine his work in content design and creation with his work as a director.



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