Our Akira Kurosawa film club finishes the year with Jûzô Itami’s 1985 film Tampopo.
Tampopo is an offbeat comedy “ramen western” that will make you hungry, so do prepare accordingly. It centres on a truck driver who ends up helping a young woman set up a ramen restaurant. In addition to this main story, there are numerous interwoven vignettes which explore our relationship with food.
Tampopo, which is one of the funniest Japanese movies ever made (or is it? you decide), is available in English on a region free Australian DVD that can be found for instance on Amazon.
Our full film club schedule is available here. We will kick off 2015 with Kurosawa’s Dreams.