Come Back Anytime
DIRECTED BY: John Daschbach
RUN TIME: 81 Minutes
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS: Bergen International Film Festival 2021, Denver Film Festival 2021, Devour! The Food Film Fest 2021, Doc NYC 2021, Hawaii International Film Festival 2021, Hot Docs 2021, Lunenburg Doc Fest 2021, Melbourne International Film Festival 2021, Newport Beach Film Fest 2021, Toronto Food Film Fest 2021
Self-taught ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than 40 years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place of community. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots, and wild mountain yams.
Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever and that the master must retire someday, everyone resolves to make the best of what time remains — to truly appreciate this special place, this uniquely delicious and soul-nourishing food, and this special community of friends before it is gone forever.
“I've lived in Japan. I've written extensively on the food culture of Japan. This is probably the best movie I've ever seen on the topic." - Adam Platt, Chief Restaurant Critic, New York Magazine
"Culinary documentary filmmaking at its finest" - Concrete Playground