The Taste of Desire

A documentary that examines the complexities of human desire



Remko Schnorr


In this poetic trip around the world, the oyster – with its sensual and lavish associations – acts as a metaphor to explore human desires and drives, linking stories of a New York burlesque dancer, French Michelin-starred chefs, a Swedish oyster diver, a Japanese pearl maker and a terminally ill English psychologist. The protagonists have their own special connection to the oyster, revealing their ambitions, desires and existential fears. This cinematic documentary explores the intricate nature of our deepest yearnings and quest for fulfillment.

Premiering at North America’s largest documentary fest, Hot Docs 2021, as part of the Special Presentations section (the festival’s highest profile program).

The film will be released in Dutch cinemas by Cinema Delicatessen.