The Wandering Chef

Directed by Hye Ryeong Park
2018
South Korea
87 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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The belly-warming story of a celebrated Korean chef and forager, who crafts meals that unite people, providing sustenance, comfort and joy to those he meets on his travels.

Jiho Im is known as ‘The Wandering Chef', and his journeys take him across the Korean peninsula. He forages for unique ingredients, mosses, herbs and roots recognised for their medicinal properties. As he traverses the country, he encounters locals, carries their burdens and prepares meals for them. He meets Soon-Gyu, an elderly woman who offers him a bowl of soup. In return, he prepares a meal, which she and her husband relish. So, he returns, this time conceiving and creating innumerable dishes. Jiho Im never knew his mother, and his longing for maternal connection imbues his relationship with Soon-Gyu. Hye-Ryoung Park's poignant documentary illustrates the deep connection between food, ritual and memory.

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Sat 15 June
4:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 9
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
6:30pm
Event Cinemas George St 9
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Program Strand
International Documentaries, Festival Hits
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
South Korea
Language
In Korean with English subtitles
Director
Hye Ryeong Park
Producer
Min Jung Huh
Cinematographer
Seok-Woon Choi, Yeon-Bae Lee, Seok-Ho Jung
Editor
Hyung Nam Park
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Seniors, Asia, Biography, Food & Drink, South East Asia
Company Credits
World Sales: Wide House
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