Mussels in Love


Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2 Fri, Sep 27, 2013 5:00 PM
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2 Sat, Sep 28, 2013 1:45 PM
Oriental Theatre Screen 1 Thu, Oct 3, 2013 4:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary Festival Favorites (Presented by Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty)
Runtime:73 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:Netherlands/Belgium
Original Language:Dutch
Subtitles:Dutch with English subtitles
Community Partners:Triskele’s
Empire Fish Company
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Willemiek Kluijfhout
Cast:Sergio Herman
Annelies Pronker
Henk Jumelet
Producer:Reinette van de Stadt
Bram Crols
Mark Daems
Cinematographer:Remko Schnorr
Editor:Dieter Diependaele
Govert Janse


Beloved by the Belgians and French, mussels are one of the most fascinating and tasty culinary delicacies available, as evidenced by this transfixing doc that follows them from seabed to plate. Using humor to describe mussels' unique mating habits (you WILL believe mussels mating can be sexy) and curious harvesting (they're reared, not fished) as well as other unique applications (the glue it produces is utilized by obstetricians to save unborn children), Willemiek Kluijfhout sets the mood with sumptuous close-up photography and a hypnotic score, underlying the simple majesty of this small shellfish referred to by one of the film's participants as "pure nectar."