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

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JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY - Sonoma International Film Festival | BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - DEVOUR! The Food Film Fest

Food • Community • Active Aging • Entrepreneurship • Japanese Studies

Date of Completion: 2021 | Run Time: 57 minutes​​ | Language: Japanese with English subtitles | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director: John Daschbach | Producer: Wataru Yamamoto

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.

Adam Platt, Restaurant Critic and Author of "The Book of Eating"
“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.”

Australian International Documentary Conference | Chris Harms
"It’s as warm and satisfying as a bowl of broth, and perfect viewing for anyone who enjoys the convivial delights of shows like Midnight Diner."

POV Magazine | Madeline Lines
"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."

Concrete Playground | Sarah Ward
"Culinary documentary filmmaking at its finest, examining a beloved type of dish, one talented man who has made it his life's work, and the many other lives — and tastebuds — touched along the way."

Movies For Reel | Taylor Beaumont
Come Back Anytime is about savouring the time that we have, and about the community that savours with you when the time you have made for yourself is a product of passion, love, and play."

Movie Pie
"Like the broth at the heart of each of those bowls, the doc is deceptively simple. Only when you dig in do you realize it’s actually refined and complex, filled with all sorts of unexpected and delightful ingredients that, together, create a magical and totally satisfying experience."

Stuff.co.nz | Graeme Tuckett
"One of the sweetest and most enjoyable films of the year. It will restore your faith in humanity."

 

All reviews here: www.comebackanytime.com/reviews