RAMEN FILMS at the Royal
@Royal Cinema, free admission, RSVP required
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
All films in Japanese with English subtitles
Join us for a mini-series of films about RAMEN co-presented by the Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Royal Cinema. This series examines all that is Ramen with great stories about the chefs who make it, and the people who enjoy eating this popular noodle and soup combination. After watching these films, you’ll want to warm up to a tasty bowl of Ramen!
March 5, 2020 8:00 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.
March 12, 2020 8:00 PM
Directed by ITAMI Juzo 1985, 115 min. [Comedy Drama] 4K digital restoration
RAMEN CLASSIC NOT TO BE MISSED! Tampopo is the tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges—our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.
April 16, 2020 8:00 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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Maximum capacity for this event is 360.
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