The Chef of South Polar
by Shuichi OKITA
Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji station. Leaving wife and daughter behind for a year, he and the other crew members experience one existential crisis after another in the icy cold. And then they run out of Ramen!
Japan 2009, 35mm, 125 min, Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Shuichi OKITA
Writer: Shuichi OKITA based on an essay by Jun NISHIMURA
Director of photography: Akiko ASHIZAWA
World sales: Tokyo Theatres Co., Ltd.
Cast: Masato SAKAI, Katsuhisa NAMASE, Kitaro, Kosuke TOYOHARA
About the director: Shuichi OKITA studied film at the Japan University College of Art. Previously OKITA made several short films as well as one (his first) feature film - THE WONDERFUL WORLD (2006). THE CHEF OF SHOUTHPOLAR will be his first feature with commercial distribution.
Filmography: 2006 The Wonderful World
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Wednesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. Festival Centre
Thursday, April 15, 10:15 p.m. Cinema Orfeo’s Erben
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