"A quaint story about the friendship between two aging men, KITCHEN STORIES is packaged as a comedy with a very strange premise. It is based on research conducted in Sweden in the 1950s when women were observed in the kitchen for a study to determine the best housework techniques. In the film, a fictional plotline concerns a team of Swedish scientists--all men--hired to observe bachelors living alone in Norway."
The film revolves around the breakdown of the subject-observer divide and the subtle little ways that people grow to be friends. Katie enjoyed it, but found thefilm’s description as a “comedy” to be dubious at best. I pointed out it is a FOREIGN comedy- so it really didn’t have to funny, per se. However, I did think it was pretty funny.
here to read snippets of various reviews.
On a related sidenote, this film reminded me about how much I love to watch foreign cinema, and how little I actually do so.