USA - South Korea | 2019 | Color | Drama | 86 min
The young writer Chang-rae starts his day taking care of his cancer-stricken mother alone while preparing for the family a traditional Korean meal that he learned from her. Soon emotions and memories start to surface, taking him back to key moments when he faced his parents’ expectations and plans they had for him and stood up for himself. Before his dad and sister returning home, unexpected visit and encounters in his San Francisco neighborhood challenge his feeling of being the son of his parents. Will his culinary skills be enough to show it?
- Toronto IFF 2019, Special Presentations
- Busan IFF 2019, Gala Presentation
- Tokyo Filmex 2019, Special Screening
- Singapore IFF 2019, Asian Vision
- Festival Cinemasia 2019, Opening Film
Award for Best Cinematographer
CAST & CREDITS
Christina July KIM
a personal essay by Korean-American writer Chang-rae Lee published in The New Yorker
CAAM Production | A Wong Chon Wang Film
"Confronting Mortality Through Cooking"
-- Glenn KENNY, The New York Times
"The restrained, austere filmmaking of the latest picture from Wayne Wang belies the emotional depth of this sober picture."
-- Wendy IDE, Screen
"An intimate chamber piece that tightly interlaces remembrances of food and family"
-- Tomris LAFFLY, Variety