SFS Talkies: JIMAMI TOFU (Singapore Premiere)
March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
2017 | Singapore, Japan | Drama, Romance | In English and Japanese with English subtitles | 121 min | PG
Winner of the Audience Choice Award at its World Premiere at the 37th Hawaii International Film Festival just a few months ago, Singapore’s BananaMana Films in collaboration with the Singapore Film Society serves up a special event screening of Jimami Tofu to local audiences. (Includes: Okinawan bento sampler
and lucky draw for 2 pairs of round-trip Jetstar airline tickets to Okinawa).
A Chinese Singaporean chef formerly working in Tokyo finds himself in Okinawa begging a disgruntled old chef to teach him traditional Okinawan food. A top Japanese food critic finds herself in Singapore on an eye-opening discovery of SEA cuisine. In reality, both are looking for each other after an emotional breakup years ago when she left him without a trace. Emotionally crippled by their breakup, he searches her home-town for her but discovers instead the art of traditional Okinawan food and her childhood best friend. Family secrets unravel and when she suddenly appears in Okinawa looking to find closure he cooks and serves her their final meal. Through it, she discovers what she has been yearning for all these years.
The screening will be followed by a 30-minute dialogue with Directors Jason Chan and Christian Lee, who co-founded BananaMana films. The session will be moderated by SFS vice-chairman and programmer David Lee.
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