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Japanese Film Festival: Mio’s Cookbook

28 November 2021 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

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A fortune teller foresees wildly different paths for inseparable best friends Mio and Noe. That very night, their carefree childhoods in Osaka are forever changed as the great flood of 1801 tears them apart.

As fortune predicted, hardship follows the now orphaned Mio. Finding refuge with a kind restaurant owner, a decade passes and she ends up in Edo, working in a kitchen and serving customers with mixed feedback. But Mio’s an industrious survivor—she digs deep into her roots and her Osaka-style cooking brews opportunities. Before long she’s battling restaurant-ranking rivals with a new signature dish. Balancing the tastes of home with the local palate, Mio’s story is a nourishing testament to the power of food in bringing people together. From opulence in the pleasure quarter of Yoshiwara, to the beauty of daily life, this period drama is a visual feast, best enjoyed with dinner plans!

Based on Kaoru Takada’s Cookbook of DevotionMio’s Cookbook allows charismatic starlets Honoka Matsumoto and Nao to shine alongside veteran talents Mayumi Wakamura, Atsuko Asano and Yōsuke Kubozuka.


28 November 2021
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Kino, Melbourne
45 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia