食堂かたつむり (Shokudo Katatsumuri)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
2010, 118 min. DigiBeta, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Mai Tominaga. With Kou Shibasaki, Kimiko Yo, Kyoko Enami.
“An excellent film, which deserves an appreciative and caring audience." - Niels Matthijs, Twitch
Like a Grimm’s fairy tale on LSD, with magical morsels of mouth-watering food in the mix. Female director Mai Tominaga’s second feature tells the story of a young woman (Kou Shibasaki) who loses her voice after a bad break-up with her rakish Indian boyfriend. Her process of healing involves returning to her hometown, tastefully called “Titty Mountain Village”. There, she reacquaints herself with a free-spirited mother who cohabits with a cute, talking pig. Inspired, and armed with her grandma’s secret recipe, she opens a very special restaurant...
For foodies, gourmets, and viewers who liked Naoko Ogigami's hit Kamome Diner, Mitsuhiro Mihara's Flavor of Happiness and Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast.
Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
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