Directed by: Jason Chan, Christian Lee 2018 | 121 min.

Section: HIFF Spring Showcase

Premiere: Return Engagement


One of HIFF 2017’s biggest hits, winning the Festival’s coveted Audience Award, JIMAMI TOFU returns for a special “hana hou” presentation at the Spring Showcase!

Ryan (Jason Chan) is an ambitious Singaporean chef working in Tokyo. When his food critic girlfriend Yuki suddenly disappears, it leaves him reeling. In an effort to find her, he sets off to her hometown in Okinawa searching for clues. While Yuki is nowhere in sight, he discovers flavors beyond his imagination at her father’s restaurant.

With the help of Yuki’s childhood friend Nami, Ryan decides he must convince Yuki’s father to teach him his secret recipes. At first incredibly reluctant, her father finally relents to teaching him. Though Ryan’s Tokyo-style cooking won’t fly in this kitchen. But when Yuki’s father suddenly falls ill, will Ryan have what it takes to take over the family business? And will he win back Yuki along the way?

Written and directed by Singapore duo Jason Chan and Christian Lee, this international film proves that home is truly in our tastebuds. A beautiful and delicious meditation on love, food, and our deep connection to place, JIMAMI TOFU is a mouth-watering delight that will have you craving Okinawan home-cooking for days!

-Anna Page



Sunday, April 15 4:45 PM Dole A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Jason Chan, Christian Lee
Producer Jason Chan, Christian Lee, Saori Ozaki, Sang Min Lee
Cast Jason Chan, Christian Lee, Rino Nakasone, Masane Tsukayama, Mari Yamamoto
Writer Jason Chan, Christian Lee
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