JCC Cinema 62: Jimami Tofu



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Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 2:00pm (Registration starts 1:30pm)

Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372

Catch Jimami Tofu, a co-production featured film between award-winning production company BananaMana Films and the Okinawa Film Office! Shot in Okinawa, Japan and Singapore, do not miss the intertwinning romance, food and the theme of homecoming surrounding the film in homage to Okinawa, its village life and traditional Ryukyu cuisine. The film director and cast - Jason Chan and Christian Lee will also be making a special appearance at Japan Creative Centre (JCC). Furthermore, audiences will have the rare opportunity to taste Jimami Tofu from Okinawa after the screening for free and while stocks last!

Film Synopsis

A Chinese Singaporean chef, formerly working in Tokyo, finds himself in Okinawa begging a disgruntled old chef to teach him traditional Okinawan food. A top Japanese food critic finds herself in Singapore on an eye opening discovery of SEA cuisine. In reality both are looking for each other after an emotional breakup years ago when she left him without a trace. Emotionally crippled by their breakup, he searches her home-town for her but discovers instead the art of traditional Okinawan food and her childhood best friend.

© BananaMana Films

© BananaMana Films

He learns the incredible balance of two cultures: Chinese and Japanese - the homely, warmth of Chinese style cooking with the artistry of Japanese cuisine: a balance they never had in their relationship. Family secrets also unravel and when she suddenly appears in Okinawa looking to find closure he cooks and serves her their final meal. Through it she discovers what she has been yearning for all these years.

Colour / 2017 / 121 min / Blu-ray / English and Japanese audio with English subtitles
Written & Directed by: Jason Chan Christian Lee      
Main Cast: Jason Chan Rino Nakasone Mari Yamamoto Masane Tsukayama Christian Lee

Register for JCC Cinema 62: Jimami Tofu

Please email the details below with the subject JCC Cinema 62: Jimami Tofu to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp

1. Full Name
2. Number of people (Including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Kindly be informed that reserved seats will be given to walk-ins and/or standees should registered guests arrive after 2pm. All seats are free seating.
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Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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