Gourmet Girl Graffiti, known in Japan as Happy Cooking Graffiti (幸腹グラフィティ Kōfuku Graffiti) is a recent anime that draws attention to food. The story tells about the life of a lonely minor, Ryō Machiko (a second-year middle school girl) living in Tokyo who has been groomed since young
Tapped (2009) is a documentary film that examines the fate of today’s most basic resources – drinking water. Set within the parameter of the United States, the film examines the ecology, environmental impact and consequences of embracing the current trend of ‘bottled water’ as a commodity.
Maid Sama! or 会長はメイド様! (Kaichō wa Meido-sama!, in Japanese), literally means ‘The president is a maid!’ is a high school romance story revolving around a maid cafe.
‘Samsara’, a Sanskrit word which means “the ever turning wheel of life”. Samsara (2011) is a unique non-narrative documentary with vibrant visuals and musical artistry depicting the livelihood of twenty five countries in today’s context.
K-On is a popular animated television series that tells a story about high school life in Japan. The series is simple, fun and light hearted involving a group of Japanese high school girls who build their friendship through participation in a light music club at Sakuragaoka Girl’s High School.
Cocktail (1988) is an American romantic drama that gives viewers a peek at the bartending and service industry of the era. It is a film directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Heywood Gould, whose screenplay is based on his book. The film was a financial success
The film, ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey‘ is a story centered on a family, the Kadam who leaves their native land of India in search for a better home in Europe where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred French eatery.
Image from http://trailers.apple.com/ A recently released film, Chef (2014) is about “a chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family“. Will he make it? That’s the question you may ask but we …
A film travelling back in time to the era of the 80s, Tampopo (1985) tells a story of the livelihood of the Japanese of that decade. Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/
Le Chef, a 2012 French comedy film directed by Daniel Cohen had its international premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. The show gives a glimpse of taste and flavours of the French cuisine, where the culture of food appreciation and the dining etiquette are poles apart …