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The End, The Taste & Ennio Morricone

The End, The Taste & Ennio Morricone

Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.

This week, we celebrate two international superstars, one works with french cuisine and the other composed musical masterpieces.  And a new thriller comes to streaming, a city submerged in flood waters, sadly appropriate given all the flooding across the US this week.

The End We Start From

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival.

You can see The End We Start From on Amazon, AppleTV or Vudu.


A feature documentary directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) about the life and work of legendary composer, Ennio Morricone, including interviews with renowned filmmakers and musicians, recordings from Morricone's acclaimed world concert tours, clips of classic films scored by Morricone and exclusive footage of scenes and places that have made up Morricone's life.  The movie includes interviews from other heroes of the stage and screen, from Clint Eastwood to Quentin Tarantino and John Williams, Bruce Springsteen to Joan Baez.

Ennio opens in theaters today.

The Taste of Things

Destined to be remembered as one of the great films about the meaning, texture, and experience of food, this sumptuous, exceptionally well-crafted work, set in late 19th-century France, stars Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel (married, decades ago, in real life) as Eugénie, a cook, and Dodin, the gourmet chef she has been working with for 20 years. As they reach middle age, they can no longer deny their mutual romantic feelings, which have so long been concentrated in their passionate professionalism. Director Trân Anh Hùng (The Scent of Green Papaya) won the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was chosen as the French entry for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

The Taste of Things was shot in French, and is available in English Subtitles. 

The Taste of Things opens in theaters today.

ICYMI - I started a new podcast you can hear at the On the Circuit page (or read transcript if you prefer. A History of Film Festivals in 100 Movies. I am connecting the most influential indies, discovered on the festival circuit, with their personal and festival journeys. Episode 2 was on Memento, and for those of you tracking Oppenheimer and it’s road to Oscar glory, this is the backstory on the project that really brought him into the public eye.

And that’s a wrap for this week’s Cause Cinema Spotlight.

Until next time, you take care.


Cause Cinema
Cause Cinema Spotlight
Anchored by the concept of Filmmaking for Change, this podcast will include a combination of weekly social impact film and TV series recommendations (Cause Cinema Spotlight), with occasional showcases and collections, based on timely themes or cultural events.