While this cozy, heartwarming doc is about the artistry of an excellent bowl of soup, it is just as much about the power of community and connection…. It’s one of the best picks at Hot Docs if you’re burnt out on pandemic docs and ready for a feel-good watch.
A warm and intimate look at a year in the life of Bizentei, mixing sensuous footage of the many delicious meals with the warm and cosy camaraderie that exists between Ueda and his customers. It’s a smooth, soothing experience you’ll want to savour – not unlike a tasty bowl of Ueda’s ramen.
by Anthony Morris – August 5, 2021
Director, Cinematographer, Editor
April 29, 2021 May 9, 2021 World Premiere
Hot Docs 2021 Canadian International Documentary Festival
August 15, 2021 August 21, 2021 MIFF 69 Cinema Screenings
Melbourne International Film Festival