Dad's Lunch Box

(Papa no obento wa sekai ichi, パパのお弁当は世界一)

UK Premiere

Based on a simple but touching true story which gained viral recognition, having been retweeted more than 80,000 times and garnered over 260,000 ‘likes’. A newly divorced father (Toshimi Watanabe) finds himself out of depth when faced with the unfamiliar challenge of preparing his daughter’s daily lunchbox.

Refusing to perpetuate the role of the Japanese absentee father, director Masakazu Fukatsu highlights the existence of more profound relationships between single fathers and their children, while providing an insight into the growing niche of papaben, or bento lunches prepared by fathers dipping their toes into the culinary world.

2017/76 min/English Subtitles

Director: Masakazu Fukatsu

Cast: Toshimi Watanabe, Utano Aoi, Yuriko Hara

Showing at:

Phoenix Leicester
3 February 2019

3 February 2019

9 February 2019

Dundee Contemporary Arts
25 February 2019

17 March 2019

Square Chapel
24 March 2019

25 March 2019