About the Film
At the dawn of the 21st century, elBulli restaurant revolutionized the world of gastronomy, making chef Ferran Adrià the king of haute cuisine. Behind such a success, was an unrecognized creative genius: Ferran’s younger brother, Albert. In 2013, Albert Adrià was considered the world’s most underrated chef. Enigma, the crown of his gastronomic empire opens with a clear goal: to become one of the best restaurants in the world. This is Albert’s attempt to escape the shadow of legendary elBulli and enter the Pantheon of great chefs.
“After Ferran announced El Bulli’s closing, Albert decided to move ahead with an audacious plan to independently establish five new restaurants in Barcelona within the space of a year. …’Constructing Albert’ represents both an insightful documentation of that process as well as a fascinating window on the challenges of meeting often rarefied expectations within haute cuisine circles; it will satisfy the appetites of both the curious and food-focused alike.” – The Hollywood Reporter