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Chef’s Special “Fuera de carta”

Wednesday December 11 @ 7 pm
At CCEMiami – FREE Admission.  First-come, first-served
Directed by Nacho G. Velilla
Actors: Javier Cámara, Benjamín Vicuña, Lola Dueñas y Fernando Tejero
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Release year: 2008
DVD soundtrack is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Maxi (Javier Cámara) is the chef and owner of a restaurant, Xantarella, who aspires to win a Michelin Star but is having financial difficulties. He helps Álex (Lola Dueñas), a maître d’ who is desperately looking for a boyfriend. It has been a while since Maxi has come out of the closet and declared his homosexuality. Since then, he left behind his wife and his two children whom he hasn’t seen in the last seven years. His wife’s death leads to him to have to take care of his two estranged kids. Meanwhile, an Argentinian soccer player, Horacio (Benjamín Vicuña), comes into Maxi and Alex’s lives and passes himself off as heterosexual when in reality he’s homosexual. The film develops from the love triangle formed between Maxi, Álex, and Horacio, Maxi’s responsibility to his kids, and the future of the restaurant.