‘Flux Gourmet’: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz around the culinary horror comedy

In this universe, music is made with food and youngsters dream of culinary ambitions rather than becoming pop stars


                            ‘Flux Gourmet’: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz around the culinary horror comedy
Asa Butterfield in a still from ‘Flux Gourmet’ (IFC Films)
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We all have always loved watching ‘MasterChef’ as it resonates to the foodie within all of us. But now comes a dark satirical style film which throws food and art on your face. ‘Flux Gourmet’ is an upcoming dark comedy film produced by IFC Films, written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Peter Strickland. He has been loved by viewers for his totally unconventional modern-day films like 'The Duke of Burgundy', 'In Fabric', and 'Katalin Varga'. 

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The star cast for ‘Flux Gourmet’ include Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie, Fatma Mohamed, Ariane Labed, Makis Papadimitriou, and Richard Bremmer. Films like ‘Always Amore’, ‘Sugar Rush’, and ‘Waffles + Mochi’ could also satisfy your cravings, if you are in the mood for something lighter. 

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When does 'Flux Gourmet' release?

‘Flux Gourmet’ is releasing globally on June 24, 2022, in theatres.

What is the plot of ‘Flux Gourmet’?

The storyline of the film is a modern-day dark comical satire which mixes both food and art and throws it into the faces. It revolves around a collective that is trying to find their own voice within the institute whilst caught up into fighting their own power struggles and also settling their scores in rivalries.

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The official synopsis reads, “A sonic collective who can’t decide on a name takes up a residency at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance. The members Elle di Elle, Billy Rubin and Lamina Propria are caught up in their own power struggles, only their dysfunctional dynamic is furthermore exacerbated when they have to answer to the institute’s head, Jan Stevens. With the various rivalries unfolding, Stones, the Institute’s ‘dossierge’ has to privately endure increasingly fraught stomach problems whilst documenting the collective’s activities. Upon hearing of Stones's visits to the gastroenterologist, Dr Glock, Elle coerces him into her performances in a desperate bid for authenticity. The reluctant Stones puts up with the collective’s plans to use his condition for their art whilst Jan Stevens goes to war with Elle over creative differences”.

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Who stars in ‘Flux Gourmet’?

The following actors have been confirmed for the film.

Asa Butterfield as Billy Rubin

The 25-year-old Hollywood star, Asa Butterfield is best loved by audiences for his outstanding performances in films like ‘Hugo’, ‘Ender’s Game’, ‘X + Y’, ‘The Space Between Us’, ‘The House Of Tomorrow’ and so on. He is currently seen in the hit Netflix series ‘Sex Education’. Butterfield is all set to be seen playing the lead role of Billy Rubin in ‘Flux Gourmet’.

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The rest of the actors in the film include Gwendoline Christie, Fatma Mohamed, Ariane Labed, Makis Papadimitriou, and Richard Bremmer.

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Who are the creators of 'Flux Gourmet'?

‘Flux Gourmet’ has been written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Peter Strickland. The film has been produced by IFC Films. Noted filmmaker Peter Strickland has been loved by viewers for his totally unconventional modern-day films like The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric, and Katalin Varga. Strickland has also directed Björk: Biophilia Live, a documentary about the Icelandic artist that is also known for veering away from the conventional in her work and music videos.

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Latest news about 'Flux Gourmet'

'Flux Gourmet' had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival’s Encounters strand on Feb 11.

Director Peter Strickland said, “Flux Gourmet came about through a personal frustration with how alimentary disorders or food allergies have been comically portrayed in some films, and without wanting to embark on a finger-wagging mission, I wanted to write something devoted to the disruptions of the stomach whilst attempting to maintain a degree of dignity to deeply private and embarrassing symptoms"

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Filming took place in a mansion in York, England, with the cast living and acting on the premises.

Watch the trailer for 'Flux Gourmet'

The official trailer for ‘Flux Gourmet’ has been released by makers online. You can also watch it here.


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