PREVIEW: Master Cheng (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?

Chu Pak Hong (My Prince Edward), Anna-Maija Tuokko (The Sixth Time), Lucas Hsuan (film debut), Kari Väänänen (The House of Branching Love), Vesa-Matti Loiri (Shadow of the Eagle), Paula Miettinen (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Mika Kaurismäki (Three Wise Men), director, producer; Hannu Oravisto (film debut), writer; Iain Brown (Naked August) and Chun-Yi Yueh (film debut), producers; Anssi Tikanmäki (Juha), composer; Jari Mutikainen (Garter Snake), cinematographer; Tuuli Kuittinen (Love Is A Treasure), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

After his wife passes away, professional chef Cheng (Hong) and his young son Niu Niu (Hsuan) move from Shanghai to a remote village in Finland, where he plans to meet an old friend from the area. Although nobody seems to know his friend upon arrival, local café owner Sirkka (Tuokko) provides him accommodation and, in return, he helps out in her kitchen by introducing Chinese cuisine to the locals, which make him a revered figure among them…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Worlds collide in this sweet Finnish culture comedy, which celebrates the diversity within communities and the good-natured spirit that welcomes new faces with open arms.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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