Finding Gaston

Directed by Patricia Perez
Film Movement
75 Minutes
USA, Peru
Documentary, Latin American
Not Rated
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Can a cook change his country through his food? FINDING GASTON follows acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio, founder of the world-reknowned restaurant group La Mar Cebicheria and the man largely credited with popularizing Peruvian cuisine across the globe, to find out the stories, inspirations, and dreams behind a man on a mission to change his country with his food. Join the culinary journey into the world of Peruvian cuisine to discover the power of food in Peru, and around the world.


  • Gaston Acurio
  • Elba Amparo Velarde Caceres
DVD Features

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Perez’s enthusiasm is infectious, and Acurio’s support of indigenous farmers and fishermen laudatory; combined with attractive lensing, what more does a culinary documentary need? "
    Jay Weissberg, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "...visually beautiful. ...deeply moving...."
    Johanna Mendelson Forman, Americas Quarterly

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