RAMEN FILM SERIES

RAMEN FILM SERIES

@JFT, admission free, RSVP required

All films in Japanese with English subtitles

After watching these films, you’ll want to warm up to a tasty bowl of Ramen! This series will examine all that is Ramen with great stories about the people who make it, and the people who enjoy this popular noodle and soup combination.


January 17, 2020 6:30 PM 

THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR南極料理人

Directed by OKITA Shuichi 2009, 125 min. [Drama, Comedy]

Based on the real life experiences of a Japan Coast Guard chef NISHIMURA Jun, who was a chef for an Antarctic scientific observation team, the film depicts with humor the extreme isolation of eight men, living apart from their families in the South Pole. From French cuisine to hand-made “ramen” noodles, the meals that fill the team members’ bellies and hearts are unforgettable.

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January 31, 2020 6:30 PM

RAMEN HEADSラーメンヘッズ

Directed by SHIGENO Koki 2017, 93 min. [Documentary]

This documentary gives an intimate look at enthusiastic fans of ramen and the chefs who make it. Over a 15 month long shoot, Chukasoba Tomita proprietor TOMITA Osamu and his customers are interviewed revealing the history of ramen’s evolution while also painting a portrait of Japan’s ramen culture.

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February 7, 2020 6:30 PM

RAMEN SHOP 家族のレシピ

Directed by Eric Khoo 2018, 90 min. [Drama]

Masato runs a ramen shop with his father in Takasaki Japan. When he finds a diary filled with recipes and memories of his Singaporean mother who died when he was little, Masato decides to visit Singapore to uncover and relive his mother’s history whom he knows nothing about.

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February 7, 2020 6:30 PM

GOD OF RAMEN ラーメンより大切な物

Directed by INNAMI Takashi 2013, 90 min. [Documentary]

People wait in line for over two hours for just one bowl of ramen at the legendary ramen shop “East Ikebukuro Taishoken.” Owner Kazuo Yamagishi, has tended the shop for 50 years. What makes his ramen so special? This documentary is not only about his pursuit of the perfect blend of flavors, it’s about his life, love and the strong bond he shares with the people he believes in.

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