© 2018 Zhao Wei Films
Masato (SAITO Takumi) 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 passed away 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.
There, he meets Miki (MATSUDA Seiko), a Japanese food blogger and single mother who helps him track down his maternal uncle Ah Wee (Mark LEE), who runs a bak kut teh stall. Masato discovers that his grandmother, Madam Lee (Beatrice CHIEN), is still alive and holds the key to the tender yet turbulent love story of his parents. Masato and his grandmother try to heal each other’s broken souls, and find salvation in the kitchen where the meals they cook become more than the sum of their ingredients.
|1 October 2021, Friday||7.00pm||GV Plaza||Physical Screening|
|Language:||Japanese, English, Mandarin and Cantonese|
SAITO Takumi, Jeanette AW, MATSUDA Seiko, Mark LEE, IHARA Tsuyoshi, BESSHO Tetsuya, and Beatrice CHIEN