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- Director: Koki Shigeno
- JAPAN / 2017 / DCP / Colour / 93´ / Japanese; Turkish, English s.t.
- Director of Photography: Hidenori Takahashi
- Editing: Junichi Saito
- Producer: Yusuke Kamata, Arata Oshima,Takahisa Shinno
- Production Co.: Netzgen
- World Sales: Gunpowder & Sky
We strongly advice against watching this film on an empty stomach, because you are guaranteed to get very hungry. Ramen Heads examines the foundation of Japanese food culture as it takes a close look at ramen, the Japanese dish that takes years of training to learn how to cook perfectly. Director Shigeno displays how cultural values are formed around a dish as he observes the obsessive preparation process of Osamu Tomita, the famed ramen master whose shop have people lined up on the street to get in, that starts with finding the best ingredients to cook the perfect ramen. Premiered at San Sebastian Film Festival, Ramen Heads is the first feature length documentary by Koki Shigeno, one of the leading TV documentary directors in Japan.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.