The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema

18 July to 18 July 2016

Belfast
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter
Inverness

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield
Stirling

Tsukiji Wonderland

築地ワンダーランド

The world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji is a place like no other. Known as “the kitchen of Japan”, Tsukiji has been at the heart of Japanese cuisine since opening almost 80 years ago. Boasting over 600 wholesalers who have dedicated their lives to supplying quality produce, the incredible scale of trade at Tsukiji is a testament to their pride and determination.

Filmmaker Naotaro Endo began shooting at Tsukiji in spring 2014 when speculation of the market’s closure began. Shot over the course of an entire year, Endo captures the extraordinary operations of this iconic fish market. Although the future of Tsukiji still hangs in the balance, Endo has ensured that its legacy will never be forgotten.

世界一の魚市場として知られる東京の築地市場は、「日本の台所」として、80年にわたり日本の美食を支えてきた。本作はそんな築地が移転するニュースを聞いた遠藤監督が、2014年に1年をかけて同地を取材した様子を追ったドキュメンタリー。仲卸人、卸売業者を始めとした市場関係者のほか、料理人たちへのインタビューなどを通し、彼らが食にかける熱い思いを伝える。

監督: 遠藤尚太郎

Distributor: Shochiku

Director: Naotaro Endo
2016, 110 min, English subtitles

Showing at:

HOME
5 February 2017

ICA
9 February 2017

Queen's Film Theatre
11 February 2017

Eden Court
19 February 2017

Dundee Contemporary Arts
27 February 2017

Brewery Arts Centre
14 March 2017

Broadway
18 March 2017

Filmhouse
20 March 2017

Exeter Phoenix
22 March 2017

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