Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Finland, UK , China
114 minutes
Set in an idyllic Finnish town, with stunning landscapes and mouth watering delicacies, Mika Kaurismäki's lyrical comedy is a delightful tale of cultural acceptance and culinary escape.
Saturday, November 14th 2020, 12:15 pm

A mysterious Chinese man (Pak Hon Chu, My Prince Edward) and his young son arrive in a remote, idyllic Finnish town on a mission to find a one-time acquaintance. The man’s repeated requests of whether anyone knows “Fongtrong”, results in only blank stares. After dinner, restaurant owner Sirkka (Anna-Maija Tuokko) takes pity on them and offers them a place to stay. Cheng sees an opportunity to return the favour when a bus load of Chinese tourists pass through looking for a meal. When Sirkka’s sausage specialities are rejected, Cheng offers to make chicken noodles, which prove to be a massive hit. Slowly his creative dishes gain favour with the notoriously fickle and adverse-to-change regular clientele.

With a troupe of charming supporting characters, veteran, multiple awardwinning Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki's (older brother of renowned director Aki Kaurismäki) lyrical and heartwarming comedy brings to life a tale of culinary love and cultural acceptance.


Finland, UK , China
Mika Kaurismäki
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