Melanie Liebheit & Gereon Wetzel
Germany, Austria | 2022 | 105 min
Swiss Premiere
Languages : German, English, Spanish, Catalan, Danish
Subtitles : English, French

Agnes Karrasch, an aspiring chef, embarks on a European tour to intern at various two-star Michelin restaurants. In the process, she wonders what work kind of environment, in a milieu dominated by men, suits her best. She Chef journals the essence of what constitutes an outstanding dish, but, above all, it unravels the human commitment that goes into creating one.
Minimum legal age 12 years, recommended 14 years and over

She Chef chronicles the life of Agnes Karrasch, an aspiring chef from Austria, who embarks on a series of internships at three renowned two-Michelin-star restaurants: the Vendôme, on the outskirts of Cologne; Disfrutar, in central Barcelona; and, Koks, lost in the wilderness of the Faroe Islands. All three experiences will partake in sharpening her skills as a cook, yet maybe more importantly, they will help her to figure out what kind of cook she wishes to be, and in what type of work environment she wishes to evolve. The film, co-directed by Melanie Liebheit and Gereon Wetzel, intelligently tackles crucial questions that resonate with the world of cuisine and beyond: the structural imbalance of gender representation, in the favour of men, at the top of so many professions; the fine balance to be found between passion and exhaustion when one loves one’s job, particularly when that job is as mythologised as that of head chef. Indeed, She Chef chronicles the essence of what constitutes an outstanding dish, but, above all else, it unravels all the human commitment that goes into creating one.


Dimitri de Preux

Melanie Liebheit
She Chef, 2022 
Die Kunst der Widerrede, 2018 
Wiedergeboren in Westfalen, 2008 
Nihas, 2005 
Gereon Wetzel
She Chef, 2022 
Sommerfahrt - Zeit heilt keine Wunden, 2021  
The Art of Argument, 2018 
Konstantin Grcic - Design is Work, 2017 
Carlos Saura - Photographer, 2016 
Zündfunk Radio Show, 2014 
Casas para todos, 2013 
El bulli - Cooking in Progress, 2011
How to Make a Book With Steidl, 2010 
The Reproduktion Crisis, 2017 
Castells, 2006 

Screenings and tickets

Saturday 22 April 2023 14:00
In the presence of the director

Saturday 22 April 2023 19:30
In the presence of the director

Friday 28 April 2023 15:30


Gereon Wetzel
Jörg ElsnerMelanie Liebheit
Stephan Bechinger
Wolf Maximillian Liebich
Thomas HerberthHorse&FruitsFlorian BrüningHorse&FruitsAlireza GolafshanHorse&Fruits
Sales contact
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