Ramen Shop

July 19, 2018
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Feature Slate | Opening Film

North American Premiere

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

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.

2018. 89 min. DCP, in English, Japanese. Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles. Directed by Eric Khoo. With Takumi Saitoh, Seiko Matsuda, Mark Lee, Jeanette Aw.

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

Screen Daily

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2018

Tickets: $21/$18 seniors & students/$16 Japan Society members

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Ramen and gift bags for Japan Cuts opening night party generously provided by Sun Noodle and Rai Rai Ken.
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • 7:00 pm