final post tonight. seems that this film is just now coming out around north america. consider this to be a strong encouragement for you to go see it. very calm. very sweet. very dry sense of humour. very norwegian (so claim the norwegians who showed it to me this summer). excellent acting. wish i'd bought the dvd while i was out there so that i could show people here, but at least now i can send people to see it on their own.
the one tragedy is the title. in norwegian it's called "Salmer fra Kjøkkenet" which, literally translated, means "Psalms from the kitchen". which is far nicer than "kitchen stories", don't you think? better than nothing, i suppose.