THE SOUL OF BREAD

Directed by: Pin-Chuan Kao 2012 | 112 min.

Section: Spotlight on Taiwan

Premiere: United States


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Ministry of Culture, ROC (Taiwan)

At a small bakery shop owned by her father, Chiu Hsiao-ping urges her boyfriend, pastry chef Kao Ping-hung, to enter a baking contest in France, as she has always wanted to get out of Taiwan and see the wider world. Ping-hung has already proposed to Hsiao-ping but she hasn't given him her answer yet.

One day, after suffering a career crisis following the death of his mother, half-Chinese, French-born Jean-Pierre, aka Brad (Anthony Neely), host of the successful TV show Brad's Bread, turns up in the town, where his mother was born, in search of his roots. After meeting Hsiao-ping, he asks to serve an apprenticeship with her father, as he's in search of fresh inspiration for his baking career. Hsiao-ping's father agrees, for the price of a saxophone he wants to buy. At a local cookery class, Brad wins the hearts and hormones of the locals with his baking skills, but also earns the dislike of the less worldly Ping-hung, especially when he makes it clear he'll do battle for Hsiao-ping's affections.

Screenings

Monday, October 15 6:00 PM Dole Cannery F Date Passed
Thursday, October 18 3:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Pin-Chuan Kao
Screenwriter Mu Erh
Producer Wang Wei-chung
Cast Michelle Chen, Chen Han-tien, Michelle Chen, Anthony Neely, Liao Chun
Cinematographer Yang Wei-han
Editor Ku Hsiao-yun

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