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THERMAE ROMAE

Japanese Film Festival

Thermae Romae (108mins M) An adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular manga, which has won both the 2010 Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Best Short Work. Abe Hiroshi and the rest of its cast of talented actors with sharply sculpted faces throw themselves into their roles as citizens of ancient Rome. (Presented in association with the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation)

free
11.00am to 12.50pm
Saturday
18 August

A TALE OF SAMURAI COOKING

Japanese Film #2

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (121 mins PG) 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. (Presented in association with the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation)

free
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday
18 August