Ratatoulis, a French film about a Parisian chef, has become a phenomenon, with a cult following that includes some of the most prominent chefs in the world.
Its director, Yannick Raval, has since released two sequels and a prequel.
And now, in 2017, the movie is making its way to the big screen with a live-action adaptation starring the same actor who played chef Pierre-Simon Belmont.
Ratatouli’s story is one of the more popular in France, with the film making its debut in the United Kingdom and the United States in the summer of 2019.
But the film has also attracted criticism.
It’s received mixed reviews and has been described as a “fairytale” that portrays the culinary life of a Paris suburb as a kind of fantasy world.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Raval said that he wasn’t worried about the film’s critical reception.
“I don’t know how it will turn out, but I’m glad that the world will see it.
The movie is so rich and beautiful and it’s so beautiful to be honest,” he said.
“We are not a fairytale.
The story is real.
I know what it’s like to live with the same situation as everyone else.
The whole story is true.”
He added that he would like to continue to make movies like Ratatoux, and that he plans to continue directing the film.
“I would love to continue making films, but at the same time I also want to show the world what we are living and why we are here,” he told Al Jazeera.
“The world should know that we’re real people, that we have real problems, and we need to get together and try to solve them.”