Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

July's Dinner & a Movie

Welcome to July's Dinner & a Movie. After the two easy choices of The Scent of Green Papaya and Tampopo, last week I spent a whole afternoon researching all the films from each Asian country. I want to include a widely varied mix of cultures and cuisines for my monthly Dinner & a Movie project. What I found, however, was somewhat surprising: many Asian countries have a very limited film industry, and those films that do exist are rarely available on video. Nonetheless, I did manage to put together an eclectic list of twelve films that I think will be of interest to all. So, this month's Dinner & a Movie will feature Korean cuisine and the Korean film 301/302. I'm definitely looking forward to both.