The Weekend Japanese Film Show ( June 2018 )

A Tale of Samurai Cooking A True Love Story (武士の献立)

( ASAHARA Yuzo朝原雄三 / 2013 / 121 min / P13 )


Funaki Dennai laid the foundations for Kaga clan cuisine in the Edo Period as a "kitchen samurai" who prepared food for the nobility. This heartwarming drama depicts the internal affairs of the Kaga clan from the perspective of a woman who marries Funaki's son. It features meals made according to the Funaki family's recipe collection "Ryori Mugonsho" and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time. Maid Haru (Ueto Aya) is a talented cook but stubborn, which leads her todivorce her husband after a year. However, she is asked by Kaga clan "kitchen samurai" Dennai (Nishida Toshiyuki) to marry his son and heir Yasunobu (Kora Kengo), and works to remedy his lack of culinary skills. Casts
  • UETO Aya as FUNAKI Haru
  • KORA Kengo as FUNAKI Yasunobu
  • YO Kimiko as FUNAKI Mitsu
  • NISHIDA Toshiyuki as FUNAKI Dennai
  • ASAHARA Yuzo - Screenplay
  • KASHIWADA Michio - Screenplay
  • YAMAMURO Yukiko - Screenplay
  • IWASHIRO Taro - Music
  • OKIMURA Yukihoro - Cinematography
Film Festivals, Award
  • 2013 San Sebastian International Film Festival, Culinary ZinemaSection
  • 2013 Hawaii International Film Festival, Spotlight on Japan Section
  • 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival, Special Screenings
  • 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, Culinary Cinema Section
*Screening will be in Japanese language with English subtitles. Photo Credit : (c)2013 “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” Film Partners Screening Information
Date 9th June, 2018 ( Saturday )
Time 10.00 a.m ( Registration starts at 9.30 a.m )
Venue GSC NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur ( Level 5, NU Sentral )
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