COME BACK ANYTIME

The story of a master who created a community in Tokyo, one bowl of ramen at a time

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One of the sweetest and most enjoyable films of the year. It will restore your faith in humanity.

 — Graeme Tuckett  Stuff.co.nz

Not showing near you?

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Probably the best movie I've ever seen on the topic of the food culture of Japan.

 — Adam Platt  Chief restaurant critic, New York Magazine

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Culinary documentary filmmaking at its finest. The Jiro Dreams of Sushi of ramen movies.  

 — Sarah Ward  Concrete Playground

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Perfect viewing for anyone who enjoys the convivial delights of shows like Midnight Diner

 — Chris Harms  Australian International Documentary Conference

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While this cozy, heartwarming doc is about the artistry of an excellent bowl of soup, it is just as much about the power of community and connection.

 — Madeline Lines  POV Magazine

HOW TO WATCH

🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA

Available via Demand Film

🇦🇹 AUSTRIA

Japanese Film Festival

Vienna - October 12

🇨🇦 CANADA

JCCC special screening

Toronto - November 3

🇳🇿 NEW ZEALAND

via Limelight Distribution

🇸🇪 SWEDEN

Malmö - December 13

🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND

Genuss Film Festival

Zug - October 2

🇹🇭 THAILAND

Doc Club & Pub

Bangkok - Now playing

🇺🇸 USA

SIFF DocFest

Seattle, WA - Oct 8

Limited U.S. online: Oct 6-13

ON PAY TV

🇮🇱 Israel - yes

🇳🇴 Norway - VGTV

🇵🇱 Poland - Canal+

🇰🇷 SOUTH KOREA - D-BOX

ON DVD

🇹🇼 Taiwan 

via Sky Digi Entertainment

ABOUT THE FILM

Ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their tiny Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than forty years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place of community there. On the weekends, they venture together across the lush Japanese countryside. They harvest gourmet pears and dig up bamboo shoots and wild mountain yams. But nothing lasts forever. Everyone knows the master must retire someday. So they resolve to make the best of what time remains – to cherish this special place, and this soul-nourishing food, before it is gone forever.

81 minutes  |  Japanese  |  Color and B&W 

Locations: Japan’s Chiba, Niigata, Tochigi, and Tokyo Prefectures

THE FILMMAKERS

JOHN DASCHBACH

Director-Cinematographer-Editor

 

John is a Tokyo-based American filmmaker who fell in love with film at the Dartmouth College Film Society while growing up in Hanover, NH. After studying literature in college, he dove into film editing while studying with legendary editor, Ralph Rosenblum at Columbia University. After embracing the digital revolution of the late 90s, he’s been making independent films, and editing others’, ever since. COME BACK ANYTIME is his second feature, first documentary, and first cinematography credit.

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