Film on chef Andre Chiang closing his Michelin-starred eatery a hit

The documentary Andre & His Olive Tree features emotional scenes from 2017 when chef Andre Chiang (left) made the "shock announcement" to close his restaurant in Singapore.
The documentary Andre & His Olive Tree features emotional scenes from 2017 when chef Andre Chiang (above) made the "shock announcement" to close his restaurant in Singapore.PHOTO: AMOK

The documentary about Michelin-starred chef Andre Chiang - Andre & His Olive Tree - has earned more than NT$10 million (S$470,000) since its world premiere in Taiwan on Aug 21, making it the highest-grossing documentary there so far this year.

The 104-minute film is the work of 32-year-old Singapore film-maker Josiah Ng. It puts a spotlight on Chiang, the 44-year-old Taiwan-born, French-trained chef best known in Singapore for his two-Michelin-star Restaurant Andre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2020, with the headline 'Film on chef Andre Chiang closing his Michelin-starred eatery a hit'. Print Edition | Subscribe