Come on by for our second film club meeting, where we will screen Juzo Itami’s zany 1985 comedy, Tampopo (subtitled in English). Erin and Masaki will discuss the cultural context of the film beforehand and give club members some things to look out for while watching the movie.
Convinced by a couple of truck drivers who stop at her roadside ramen shop, Tampopo is on a mission to improve her so-so ramen and embrace the fine art of noodle-making. About so much more than ramen, this has been called one of the best food movies of all time by the website Eater. Although, yes, Tampopo is a fantastic food movie and was a trailblazer of its time, it also stands on its own in terms of genre and style.