Tampopo + Ramen Noodle Supper

Tampopo + Ramen Noodle Supper

classified 18 Sold Out

Please note: This was screened in Oct 2021

Jûzô Itami
Rikiya Yasuoka, Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Koji Yakusho, Nobuko Miyamoto
114 mins, 1985, Japan
Primary language

Compass Presents is delighted to bring this very special screening and food pairing of Juzo Itami’s ‘Ramen noodle western’ Tampopo (1985) to Watershed, with the food provided by local ramen chef Mr Noodle. The screening will also include an introduction from Japanese restauranter Liam Chawdhary (Kansai Kitchen).

Described by the Guardian as ‘a self-assured gem constructed like the bowl of classic ramen the characters strive to cook: a collection of individual parts perfectly arranged’ Tampopo is a homage to cinema as much as it is a love letter to Ramen. When a truck driver stops for noodles at a roadside stall, he embarks on a mission to help the owner Tampopo cook the best Ramen in town and keep her business afloat following the death of her husband.

Part western, part comedy, part gangster film - Tampopo is one of Japanese cinema’s hidden gems, and is sure to leave you craving a bowl of delicious ramen. Luckily you won’t have to wait long, your ticket to this screening also includes a mouth-watering bowl of vegan ramen, cooked by Mr Noodle.

The vegan ramen will be served from the Café & Bar straight after the screening, simply show your ticket in exchange for your bowl of ramen and then either find a seat in and slurp away the rest of the evening or take it to go.

If you have a query regarding a specific dietary requirement please email hello@compasspresents.com

Tampopo + Ramen Noodle Supper is part of Compass Presents Japan

In celebration of the BFI’s Japan 2020 season, coinciding with the Japan Olympics and Paralympics, expanded cinema practitioners Compass Presents have programmed a day-long celebration of Japanese cinema and culture on Sat 9 Oct with events taking place in Millennium Square from 12:00noon.

The day-long celebration in Millennium Square is free to attend and will feature live cooking demonstrations, Taiko Drumming, cultural workshops and games, as well as full length feature screenings of acclaimed Japanese films via the We The Curious Screen.

For full line up details and more information, please visit compasspresents.com.

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.