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Mestari Cheng

Mika Kaurismäki | 2019 | 116 MINS
Finland | Subtitles
English Premiere

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng (Pak Hon Chu) travels with his young son (Lucas Hsuan) to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai.

In Detail

Upon his arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka (Anna-Maija Tuokko) offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine.

Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect, and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately, his tourist visa is soon to run out and it’s up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay.

Warm, with Finnish humour and beautiful Lapland landscapes exploring culinary art as a means of meeting people and bringing cultures together.

Our thanks to Parkland Entertainment for this screening.

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