Rebecca's Staff Pick
One of the most mouth-watering examples of food on film ever made.
Director: Jûzô Itami
114mins / 1985 / Japan, Subtitles
This offbeat, outrageously sexy tale, tells of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe. This rapturous “ramen western” is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. The sweet and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouth-watering examples of food on film ever made.
“This is a wonderful and unexpectedly refreshing story that made me laugh out loud! I wish I could be in the cinema with you when you see it!” - Rebecca
A message from our cinema director, Rebecca Marshall:
As we have been unable to operate at our previous full capacity since reopening, and with safety measures unlikely to be able to relax anytime this year, we are facing mounting building rental costs, film licensing costs and other overheads that were previously viable when we were open at full capacity.
Unless all our current season of films sell out, the cinema will be unable to continue into 2021 and will likely close in December this year.
With this in mind I make this plea to all to help sustain this much-loved community asset:
How you can help:
- Book a ticket to a screening, soon! And bring a friend.
- Become an official Friend of the Electric Palace
- Hire the cinema for a private party
- Buy a gift voucher
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