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A FASCINATING LOOK AT A LEGENDARY RESTAURANT, A FAMILY AND A LEGACY
From the director of Page One: Inside the New York Times comes Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven, an intimate portrait of Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni and his three sons - Mauro, Marco and Mario - to whom he will one day leave his formidable cultural and culinary legacy. Director Andrew Rossi not only gains unbelievable access to the larger-than-life Maccioni family but also catches the family at a dramatic transition: the closing of Le Cirque in 2004, its celebrated re-opening in New York's Bloomberg building two years later followed by the nerve-wracking wait for New York's restaurant critics to weigh in on the new location.
Not only is Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven is a must-see for anyone who is passionate about food and dining, but it shows us a family embroiled in the age-old struggle between fathers, sons, tradition and change. Which, for the family behind Le Cirque, means the fate of one of New York's most treasured institutions hangs in the balance. Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven is a fascinating portrait of a family business caught in the world's spotlight.
Buoyant, affectionate.... An Italian-American family comedy in the form of a documentary about a restaurant. --Robert Lloyd, LA Times
Wonderful! Appealing to every taste. --David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
A delight to watch. --Neil Genzlinger, New York Times