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Ramen Shop – 7PM
March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:29 pm
Screening: Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
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Director: Eric Khoo
Cast: Takumi Saito, Mark Lee, Jeanette Aw, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Tetsuya Bessho, Beatrice Chien, Seiko Matsuda
Drama, PG, 89 min., Language: Japanese, English, Mandarin, Cantonese with English subtitles (Singapore/Japan/France)
“From start to finish, Ramen Teh is a joy, and while it caters to some bittersweet sentimentality, there is also a resounding hopefulness which lingers.” – Tyanan Yanaga, Film Inquiry
“A surprising and endearing allegory about memory, forgiveness and talent served in the form of a gastronomic comedy. Ramen Teh does for the noodles more than what Whiplash did for the drumsticks.” – Sergio, Huidobro, Cine Premiere
“Director Eric Khoo has given us what is possibly the best film about a fictional gastronomical world ever made.” – Alberto Luchini, El Mundo (Spain)
Masato is a young ramen chef in the city of Takasaki in Japan. After the sudden death of his emotionally distant father, he chances upon a suitcase of memorabilia and a red notebook – filled with musings and old photos – left behind by his Singaporean mother who died when he was just ten years old. Acting on a hunch, he takes off for Singapore with the notebook, hoping to piece together the story of his life, as well as that of his parents. This incredible culinary journey uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.
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