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.
Steak (R)evolution and Brooklyn Farmer
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
Nerua, a journey to the essence and Foodies
(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.