Eric Khoo's 'Ramen Teh' to premiere at Berlin Film Festival's Culinary Cinema

Mark Lee and Takumi Saitoh in Eric Khoo’s “Ramen Teh”. (Photo: Clover Films Distribution)

Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo’s latest work is about a topic close to his heart – food – and it’s set to premiere at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

“Ramen Teh” will be the closing film at Culinary Cinema, a section of the festival that features food-themed films.

The film is about a Japanese chef Masato who travels to Singapore to find out more about his deceased parents’ past upon finding a suitcase of memorabilia left behind by his mother.

Jeanette Aw in Eric Khoo’s “Ramen Teh”. (Photo: Clover Films Distribution)

“‘Ramen Teh’ is a celebration of life and food – it is my most personal film to date,” said Khoo. “I’m ecstatic over its invitation to Berlin’s Culinary Cinema and this is the perfect platform for the film to make its international premiere.”

The film, which stars Japanese actor Takumi Saitoh and 1980s pop idol Seiko Matsuda, as well as local actors Jeanette Aw and Mark Lee, will open in Singapore on 29 March 2018.

The 2018 Berlin Film Festival runs from 15 Feb to 25 Feb.

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