- Sun 18 Apr 2021
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rating: PG
- Free entry
- All welcome | Booking recommended
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.
Mr Funaki laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine as a "kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. Discovering the amazing cooking abilities of Haru, he arranges for her to marry his son Yasunobu – heir to the Funaki family, who craves to be a samurai warrior and has no interest in becoming a chef.
The unlikely love story starts to take shape and, with the help of her new mother-in-law, Haru begins to teach Yasunobu the ways of the culinary arts. The film, based on a true story, features meals made according to the Funaki family's recipe collection and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time.
2013 | JP | 122 min | Dir. Yûzô Asahara