Possessing a distinctive voice and tone, each story is sprinkled with local flavours and set to entice the viewer’s senses with a favourite dish from each Asian country. Viewers will be taken on an emotional journey filled with passion, treasured memories and a pinch of spice from Asia.
Helmed by award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo (of Ramen Teh, 12 Storeys fame), the series is shot in eight Asian countries – India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – and directed by some of Asia’s most talented storytellers including Erik Matti (BuyBust, Honour Thy Father) from the Philippines; Phan Dang Di (Bi, Don’t Be Afraid, Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories) from Vietnam; Billy Christian (Tuyul: Part 1, The Sacred Riana: Beginning) from Indonesia; Don Aravind (Angel, Drive) from Singapore; Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Headshot, Last Life in the Universe) from Thailand; Takumi Saitoh (Blank 13, Hannbun no Sekai) from Japan; and, Ho Yuhang (Trespassed, Mrs. K) from Malaysia.
Food Lore: He Serves Fish, She Eats Flower, one of first two Vietnam episodes, and Food Lore: Island of Dreams from the Philippines will make their world debut at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) on October 30 and 31 respectively.
TIFF started in 1985 as Japan’s ﬁrst major ﬁlm festival and has since grown to become one of the leading ﬁlm festivals in Asia.
Watch Food Lore’s trailer as follow: