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Rated Parental Guidance

89 minutes

Dir: Eric Khoo, Singapore/Japan
Tsuyoshi Ihara, Takumi Saitoh, Seiko Matsuda

In Japanese, English, and Mandarin with English subtitles

“The power of food and travel is brought to life in this emotive drama from Singaporean director Eric Khoo. Exploring the cultural exchange between Japan and Singapore... The story centres on Masato, a Japanese Ramen chef driven to discover more about his parents’ past after his father passes away... He takes swift steps to discover his family’s past, travelling to Singapore to find out more about his history and the country’s cooking styles. The film delights in showcasing the various stages of preparing tasty looking dishes, but it does so with real purpose... It is this combination of personal history and the importance of food as a cultural signifier that makes the film both entertaining and informative... a film to be savoured..” - Robert W. Monk, FilmInk