“‘GUALTIERO MARCHESI: THE GREAT ITALIAN’ is a beautiful creation by Gigola.” – PRIMO Magazine.

Los Angeles, CA – April 24, 2019 – TRICOAST ENTERTAINMENT brings Maurizio Gigola’s ‘THE GREAT ITALIAN’ to various digital streaming platforms today. Watch on Amazon here:

Maurizio Gigola’s directorial debut of GUALTIERO MARCHESI: THE GREAT ITALIAN – the food doc honouring the forefather of modern Italian Cuisine, Gualtiero Marchesi – the forefather of modern Italian Cuisine has arrived on various US digital streaming platforms today, April 16th (Amazon, DirecTV, inDEMAND, Fandango, FlixFling, Vimeo on Demand and Sling/Dish).

“In order for the documentary to work, Gigola had to balance art and substance. He conveyed Marchesi’s dynamism through crafty special effects and creative camera work. Gigola has risen to the occasion and has made a film worthy of accolades,” wrote PRIMO Magazine.

Written by Gigola and Donatello Alunni Pierucci (Italia ’90: lavori in corso, Provvisorio quasi d’amore), THE GREAT ITALIAN is a stunning tribute to the great chef, Gualterio Marchesi, who re-defined Italian cuisine. By following the chefs and ingredients that acted as his inspiration, Gigola’s food doc recounts Marchesi’s life work – revisiting wineries, markets and old restaurants – the ones that influenced his gastronomic imagination. Beginning from Marchesi’s humble beginnings in Italy to his travels to France and Japan, Gigola showcases how the chef revolutionized Italian cuisine and brought it to the top of international gastronomy. It was his presentation of food as an art form and the simplicity of it that gained Marchesi such worldwide success.

In 1985, Marchesi became the first Italian professional to obtain three-Michelin stars. Creating several institutions during his life, including Marchesi was the founder and director of the international school of cooking in Alma di Colorno, located in the province of Parma. Additionally, he opened several world-renowned restaurants, like Via Bonvesin de la Riva. THE GREAT ITALIAN continues with interviews from “who’s who” of Italian gastronomy, including Paul Bocuse, Troisgros family, the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine Three-star Michelin chefs, and three-star Michelin Chef, Massimo Bottura. 

“The late chef espouses his philosophy in concise words and well-mannered diction. He is a true genius at work. Perhaps a relic – and by today’s standards, an anomaly –Marchesi is also a model for others to follow,” continued PRIMO Magazine.

Beautifully and emotionally composed by cellist, Giovanni Sollima, Marchesi is “rightly remembered as one of the greatest chefs in history,” wrote PRIMO Magazine. Watch the trailer for THE GREAT ITALIAN here:

TriCoast Entertainment has released GUALTIERO MARCHESI: THE GREAT ITALIANonto various digital streaming platforms (Amazon, DirecTV, inDEMAND, Fandango, FlixFling, Vimeo on Demand and Sling/Dish). For more information and press inquiries, please contact


GUALTIERO MARCHESI: THE GREAT ITALIAN (2018, 80 min.) Directed by: Maurizio Gigola. Written by: Maurizio Gigola and Donatello Alunni Pierucci. Produced by: Maurizio Gigola, Anna Elettra Pizzi De Gaetano and Mauro Baffico. Edited by: Eva Contis. Original Music: Giovanni Sollima. Cinematography: Ariel Salati. Italy, UK. Italian, English subtitles. Food and Media, TriCoast Entertainment.

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