For the first time the programmed films will compete for an award given by the Tokyo Gohan Film Festival.
The Hundred-Foot Journey and Recipe
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Michael Tyburski; Writer: Paul Greenhouse; Stars: Chase Emmons, Ben Flanner, Michael Meier, Anastasia Plakias, Gwen Schantz)
A group of urban farmers in New York City called "Brooklyn Grange" set out to build the world's largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities.
Finding Gaston (Buscando a Gaston)
(Country: Peru; Year: 2014; Director: Julia Patricia Perez; Writer: Julia Patricia Perez)
A documentary explaining the roots and details of the project of the chef of the Nerua restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Closing night film. Showing with short Nerua, A Journey To The Essence
(Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare; Stars: Andy Hayler, Katie Keiko, Aiste Miseviciute, Perm Paitayawat, Steven Plotnicki)
Documentary about the subculture of blogging food critics with a mission to eat at the best restaurants on earth.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Lasse Hallström; Writer: Steven Knight, based on the book by Richard C Morais; Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Aria Pandya, Michel Blanc)
An Indian family move to France and open a curry house across the road from a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (Little Forest - Natsu & Aki)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Junichi Mori; Writer: Daisuke Igarashi, Junichi Mori; Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima, Takahiro Miura)
Based on a popular Manga, the tale of a city girl who goes back to the countryside in a bid to reconnect with a simpler life.
Foodies and Little Forest: Summer/Autumn
Nerua, a journey to the essence (Nerua, Un Viaje a la Esencia)
(Country: Spain; Year: 2014)
A documentary explaining the roots and details of the project of the chef of the Nerua restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a proposal that stretches beyond gastronomy.
Short, showing with Finding Gaston
(Country: Iran; Year: 2014; Director: Hossein Rasti)
Each year, during the 7 days mourning for the third Imam of Shiis in a small town in Iran, a special vow food called “abgoosht”, is offered to more than 5000 people.
(Country: Singapore; Year: 2013; Director: Eric Khoo; Stars: Zoe Tay)
The story about the relationship between a woman and her ageing mother and their common love for cooking.
Soul Of A Banquet
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Wayne Wang; Stars: Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Cecilia Chiang)
Documentary about Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food.
Squid In Its Ink (Txipirones en su tinta)
(Director: Xabier Gutiérrez Marque)
The painter Juan Vich and the chef Xabier Gutiérrez each make their own version of the dish, baby squid in its ink.
Short, showing with Foodies
Presence and Nerua, a journey to the essence
(Country: France, UK, US, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Argentina; Year: 2014; Director: Franck Ribière)
Gourmet road trip looking for the best steaks in the world.