COME BACK ANYTIME

また いらっしゃい

Masamoto Ueda runs a small ramen shop in Tokyo. He keeps his menu simple yet delicious, serving classics such as soy-based ramen, fried gyoza and cold beer to a dedicated community of regular patrons drawn by his charming personality and genuine care for his customers. Throughout the year, he takes his friends on foraging trips through the Japanese countryside, presenting a beautiful portrait of Japan changing through the seasons.

As elegantly crafted, gently soothing and emotionally satisfying as the cuisine gorgeously presented on-screen, COME BACK ANYTIME is a soul nourishing portrait of a man quietly committed to his craft but driven by kindness for the people around him. Underscored by a soothing jazz score and charmingly directed by Tokyo-based filmmaker John Daschbach, COME BACK ANYTIME will leave you craving late-night ramen shared with the people you love.

COME BACK ANYTIME a surefire hit for food lovers and fans of Japanese cinema — just don’t watch it on an empty stomach!

-Duncan Caillard

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Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: HAWAII ONLY

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)John Daschbach
PRODUCER(S)Wataru Yamamoto
CASTMasamoto Ueda, Kazuko Ueda
CINEMATOGRAPHERJohn Daschbach

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 81 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese, with English subtitles

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