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WHAT'S FOR DINNER, MOM?
(Mama, Gohan Mada?)
**Official Selection for Culinary Zinema
at San Sebastian International Film Festival**
After Mother's death, we found a recipe book packed with her love and happiness...
A young woman Tae finds a memory box of cooking recipes written by their mother who died long ago. By tracing back her mother's past, Tae discovers her mother's struggling life she didn't know along the way.
Based on the essays by Tae Hitoto who was born and grew up in Taiwan and moved to Japan while a teenager, it is about discovering a loving memory of Mother and family ties served with tasty dishes.
Two sisters Tae and Yo come back to their old house which is soon to be torn down. Clearing up the family mementos, Tae finds a red box full of recipes and letters written by their mother who died 20 years ago. In these recipes and letters, she finds out how her mother had struggled in her life by relocation from Japan to Taiwan, the death of her Taiwanese husband, and a battle with cancer. Tae travels to Taiwan to trace back the mother's past reminiscing about the dishes she made for the family.
Director: Mitsuhito Shiraha
Release in Japan: Q1, 2017 Length: 116 min