With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, July 12, 2018

RAMEN SHOP to open 2018 JAPAN CUTS Festival of New Japanese Film

Japan Society NY
Ramen Shop © Zhao Wei Films/Wild Orange Artists
Ramen Shop / Ramen Teh
Directed by Eric Khoo
With Takumi Saitoh, Seiko Matsuda,
Mark Lee, and Jeanette Aw
Japan, 2018, 89 minutes
DCP, in English, Japanese. Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

A waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour prior to the screening.
Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission.

Feature Slate | Opening Film
North American Premiere

Intro and Q&A with director Eric Khoo and star Takumi Saitoh,
followed by the OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Masato (Takumi Saitoh) helps run a ramen shop in Takasaki, Japan with his emotionally distant father. Upon his father’s sudden death, a suitcase of old family photographs and journals that belonged to his long-deceased Singaporean mother motivates Takumi to learn about his roots and the mystery of his parents’ relationship in Singapore. With the help of a Japanese expat food blogger (pop idol Seiko Matsuda) and his maternal uncle (comedian Mark Lee), Masato undergoes a journey of discovery that unlocks secret family recipes, reveals painful pasts and begins a process of reconciliation that bridges national histories and generations. Filled with delectable scenes featuring Singaporean cuisine, this moving drama by Singapore’s leading auteur Eric Khoo celebrates the power of love, family and good food.

"Handled with a sincerity that could commend it to incurable romantics and insatiable foodies alike."
— Screen Daily

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2018

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