Film only: $10
Film plus food box: $20
Full meal deal - all films and meals: $50
Feast Your Eyes: Foodie Film Festival is a collaboration between the RPL Film Theatre and the Regina Farmers’ Market, and features a full course of screenings, performances, discussions, dinners and workshops.
Each screening is accompanied by a delicious serving of a local culinary creation.
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.
Jūzō Itami (1933-1997) was a celebrated Japanese film director and screenwriter. He had a successful 20-year career as an actor in films such as 55 Days at Peking (1963), an American vehicle, before venturing into directing. His directorial debut, Ososhiki (1984; The Funeral), was acclaimed for its satire of social conventions, a novelty in Japanese cinema. He became an international success with his artful and entertaining Tampopo (1986) and Marusa no onna (1987; A Taxing Woman).
This film will be preceded by the short film:
HAVE YOU EATEN
2020 | 5 min | Canada | Lina Li
Living in downtown Toronto to attend school, Lina Li returns to the comfort of home in Thornhill and her mother's cooking. In this candid short, filmmaker Lina Li and her mother engage in an intimate conversation about immigration to Canada, misunderstandings, barriers to communicating, love and the taste of home.
Lina Li is a 24 years old storyteller who cares deeply for authentic human connections and the exploration of vulnerability through heart-to-heart dialogues. Her passion project, 100% Human (www.facebook.com/hundredhuman) is a mini-doc series which aims to bridge her audience closer or simply help one feel less alienated through the resonance of human emotions and experiences, in this seemingly segregated world. As a young POC filmmaker, she hopes to create films that shatters cultural stereotypes and contribute to the force to normalize Asian representation in mainstream western media.