JICC, Embassy of Japan

Wednesday, March 16th
6:30 pm
JICC, Embassy of Japan
1155 21st St., NW
Lafayette Center III
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 238-6949

J-Film Series 2011
Presented by the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C.

The Chef of South Polar

Wednesday, March 16th @ 6:30 pm

Fine dining is on the menu at Dome Fuji Station, a Japanese research facility located in the frozen no-man's land of Antarctica. Based on the autobiographical essays by Chef Jun Nishimura, this quirky comedy tells the story of a cook's journey to a part of the South Pole so cold that not even a virus can survive.

Despite the harsh climate, Chef Nishimura is determined to dish up as much mouth-wateringly sophisticated fare as possible. From lobster to foie gras and matsuzaka beef, nothing is too good for his crew. It's a good thing, too. As the men try to fill their days of communal isolation with mundane tasks they begin to develop bizarre cravings, an eccentric sense of fashion and a longing for home. Their much-anticipated meal times maybe be the only thing keeping them from going stir crazy!

Join us in saying sayonara to the snow with this delectable cinematic blend of daily life and daily bread. Whatever you do, don't come hungry!

Japanese with English subtitles. Unrated. 125 min, 2009. Directed by Shuichi Okita.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis. Open seats will be given to guests on standby when the program begins.

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