The Japan Foundation and The Royal Cinema Present: TAMPOPO タンポポ (FREE!)
The Royal Cinema
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
RAMEN FILMS AT THE ROYAL
Free admission, RSVP required, 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!
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Because this screening is free, please arrive by 8 PM or your ticket will open up to oversold & rush tickets!
Check out The Japan Foundation's other Ramen Film here.
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