Master Cheng

10th January 2023

Certificate U /Mika Kaurismäki | Finland | 2019 | 114 minutes | Finnish & Mandarin with English subtitles

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels from Shanghai with his young son to a remote village in Finland to find an old Finnish friend. Nobody seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen, surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine. TA

“If it’s cinematic comfort food you seek, there’s something rather soothing about this tale of a sad stranger embraced by a community who unquestioningly welcome him as one of their own.” Wendy Ide, Observer

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