Culinary and human passions are sensitively threaded together in Kawase’s much loved treatise on the healing power of empathy.
Since her emergence in the 1990s, Naomi Kawase has cemented herself as one of the most respected and adroit filmmakers of contemporary Japanese cinema. Her films are a window into the inner worlds of nature and humanity, illuminating the quiet humanism that is present in all our lives. She has made more than 30 documentary and fiction works that have been lauded by critics, festivals and audiences all over.
Co-organised with the Japan Creative Centre, as part of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore in 2016.