Film still from Tampopo. Image courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.

Film still from Tampopo. Image courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.

Tampopo

  • Thu 20 Dec 2018
  • 7—9:05PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • 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
  • Rating: M

The Japanese cult classic about a truck driver who stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges—our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.

JP, 1985, 114 min., Dir. Juzo Itami

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Film still from Tampopo. Image courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.

Film still from Tampopo. Image courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.

Film still from Tampopo. Image courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.

Film still from Tampopo. Image courtesy of Umbrella Entertainment.

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