WHO’S IN IT?

Helen Mirren (The Queen), Om Puri (Charlie Wilson’s War), Manish Dayal (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Charlotte Le Bon (Yves Saint Laurent), Amit Shah (The Infidel), Juhi Chawla (Sultanat), Rohan Chand (Jack and Jill)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape), director; Steven Knight (Locke), writer; Juliet Blake (Farscape), Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Oprah Winfrey (The Great Debaters), producers; A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), composer; Linus Sandgren (American Hustle), cinematographer; Andrew Mondshein (The Sixth Sense), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After leaving their native India, young chef Hassan (Dayal) and his family move into a quiet French village and open a restaurant. This attracts the attention of Madame Mallory (Mirren), the cold-hearted proprietress of a popular French restaurant that is located one-hundred feet across the road. Squabbling is inevitable, but when Mallory recognises a gift in Hassan she takes him under her wing and helps him achieve greatness…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, along with celebrated director Lasse Hallström, writer Steven Knight and lead actress Helen Mirren, present a warm-hearted film about the most unlikely of worlds colliding to create something magnificent.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2014