A philosophical and ethological documentary. La Fura dels Baus reveals the motors that drive Mugaritz, the ideas behind its dishes, what it means for the team to achieve excellence and success, the suffering and the enjoyment... at the end of the day, how Mugaritz constantly creates and destroys. It highlights the constant risk, hence its title, but also the knowhow drawn from the effort and work of the many people past, present and future at Mugaritz; a place where culinary purpose has been surpassed by the creative process and its potential variables.
Pep Gatell is, today and since 1980, one of the six artistic directors of the prestigious Catalonian theatre company, La Fura dels Baus. He opened the Culinary Zinema section of the San Sebastian Festival in 2012 with the short film Macaron de caza, based on a dish made at the Mugaritz. Also focussed on the Mugaritz, he presented Taba at the Berlinale in 2013, a short film about the restaurant’s suggestion for breaking away from the idea that “you don’t play at the table”.