La Cucina (international title: With Wine and Lovers)
written by Allison W. Gryphon
directed by Allison Hebble & Zed B. Starkovich
starring: Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida, Leisha Hailey and Rachel Hunter
BEST PICTURE Backlot Film Festival BEST SCREENPLAY Bragacine International Festival of Independent Cinema de Braga BEST PICTURE Beloit International Film Festival BEST ACTORBragacine International Festival of Independent Cinema de Braga OFFICIAL SELECTION La Femme Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Portocine International Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Hollywood Film Festival PRODUCERS AWARD Bragacine International Festival of Independent Cinema de Braga
Screenwriter A.W. Gryphon with Executive Producer Starlotte Dawn Smith and Director/Editor Zed B. Starkovich.
La Cucina is described as “a romantic drama about life, love and the joy of cooking.” But what you really need to know is that it marks the film debut of Mad Men’s beloved Joanie, Christina Hendricks.
Glamour – Want To Know What Lip Color Christina Hendricks Is Wearing Here? Or What’s Making Her Skin Look Extra Glowy? The Makeup Artist Spills All!
In honor of the movie La Cucina starring Christina Hendricks (and best-feature-winner at the Los Angeles Backlot Film Festival) hitting DVD this week, I got the makeup artist, Noreen Wilkie to spill all the details behind Christina’s gorgeous look in the film.
What would it take for you to see a movie most of you have never heard about before? What if I told you it involved food? My Top Chef people are already there. How about if I mentioned it starred Leisha Hailey? Now I’ve hooked a bunch of you. And what if I added it also starred Christina Hendricks. More of you, good. And, finally, what if I were to casually say supermodel Rachel Hunter played a lesbian. And, we have a winner.
La Cucina, starring Rachel Hunter, Christina Hendricks and Joaquim de Almeida and directed by Alison Hebble, deals with the relationship complexities of three different couples and how they cope with the reality of impending events.
A Slice of Life. Three women in their 30s struggle with love and life, all while cooking and eating in various kitchens in an apartment complex that resembles a Tuscan villa.Somewhere in Hollywood, these women are cooking (or not) and discussing their (and others’) relationships. Lily (Christina Hendricks), a vivacious redhead, is an aspiring writer; Shelly (Leisha Hailey) is a pregnant wife with a dull husband and raging hormones; Jude (Rachel Hunter), is a fabulous cook and very sensible lesbian.