Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
Since 1974, Le Cirque has been one of the world's most celebrated restaurants, entertaining dignitaries, artists and celebrities. An intimate behind-the-scenes look at the ups and downs of this iconic restaurant, Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven follows owner Sirio Maccioni and his three sons from the shuttering of Le Cirque at the Palace Hotel through preparations for the eatery's rebirth in New York's Bloomberg Tower two years later. The access that director Andrew Rossi gains to this larger than life family is remarkable, but so is his timing. For while it’s true that Table In Heaven is a must see for anyone who cares about food, the film also has a lot to say about the generational struggle between fathers and sons and the changing social guard that once dominated New York.
Premiered at the Full Frame Film Festival, a selection of the Berlin Film Festival's Culinary Cinema side and aired on HBO.
“An Italian American family comedy in the form of a documentary about a restaurant” - Los Angeles Times
“an operatic drama with a capital D... Four stars!” - Baltimore Sun