The Food Club



Date: October 8, 2021

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center

Price: $7/each

2021 (Not Rated) 100 min. Denmark/subtitles
Director: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg
Cast: Kirsten Lehfeldt, Stina Ekblad, Kirsten Olesen

THE FOOD CLUB is the story of three longtime girlfriends from elementary school, very different women, with one thing in common; they are in the fall of their lives and they all feel how ruthless old age can be. Marie is abandoned by her husband on Christmas Eve, and her entire identity as part of a happy family crumbles. Berling is the eternal “bachelor” who outwardly denies her age and lives the sweet life, but in the backdrop she is affected by a complicated relationship with her daughter. Vanja, on the other hand, lives in the memories of her late husband and has difficulty moving on. The three women travel to Italy together to attend a food course in Puglia and here they each have an opportunity to redefine themselves. But only when they are able to face reality will they be able to change. They acknowledge that the most important thing is friendship and that it is never too late to create a new and better future. And by supporting each other, it turns out to be a life that has much more to offer than they ever dreamed of. THE FOOD CLUB is a feel-good comedy-drama that is all about self-discovery, love, friendships, and second chances amongst three women in their 60s, all set in an idyllic Italian backdrop.

“. . . the performances are strong and deep down this movie is about something that matters. Plus the scenery in Puglia is beautiful.” – Stephen Romel, THE AUSTRAILIAN

“With a light touch, THE FOOD CLUB treats women in this final third of life as people with a history, complexity and wisdom. It gives its characters agency, and the notion that no matter how the culture seeks to erase you, there are new chapters ahead.” – Karen Gordon, ORIGINAL CIN

“THE FOOD CLUB is an often charming, eye-opening and honest look at growing older, the meaning of friendship and striving to better our lives.”
– Anne Brodie, WHAT SHE SAID

“The characters are more textured than your typical coming-of-old-age flick, and the messages of embracing friends and the time you have left, while frayed around the edges, brings uplift.” – Richard Crouse, RICHARD CROUSE