Filmmaker Sílvia Subirós gives an alternative account of the history of cookery and women’s anonymity within it. Sílvia’s grandfather, Josep Mercader, founded El Motel in Figueres 60 years ago. This emblematic restaurant played a key role in the introduction of modern cuisine in Spain.
Its legacy was passed down from generation to generation and today Sílvia’s three brothers carry on the male culinary tradition in the family. Sílvia, however, puts filmmaking’s creative resources to use to recover the anonymous figure of her grandmother, Anna Baret. But then again, how do we tell a story which, like the ones of many women, doesn’t follow the hero’s epic journey?