The most successful Greek film ever at the Greek Box Office and Greece's official entry for the Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars in February 2005, A Touch of Spice is a modern day fable which has resonated with audiences worldwide.
Recalling the cinematic eloquence of "Like Water for Chocolate", "Cinema Paradiso" and "My Life as a Dog", A Touch of Spice is a paean to lost innocence, the beguiling spell of the past and the shared joy of cooking and eating.
Spanning decades in the turbulent relationship between two neighbouring countries, this is the story of 7 year old Fanis, a Greek boy living with his family in Turkish ruled Constantinople (Istanbul).
Every day is filled with lessons in life and culinary wisdom from his philosophical grandfather. But tensions betwen the two countries mean little Fanis must flee his homeland, leaving his beloved grandfather behind.
35 years later, Fanis is a successful man, yet still tormented by the memories of this childhood separation. When he hears his grandfather has fallen ill, Fanis decides to make the pilgrimage back to a past he barely recognises.
It will be a bittersweet journey of discovery, where life turns full circle yet the tastes, aromas and sensations still remain as fresh as ever. Life, it seems, has not lost its spice.