This heart-warming, fish-out-of-water story about cultural differences sees a young woman trying to learn the art of preparing fish from a famous Japanese chef.
Rosa – a young Dutch woman – is a long way from home, living in Tokyo to learn the art of filleting fish from the famous Master Hon, the best fish chef in the world. Battling prejudice, hierarchy and the difficulties of communication, Rosa slowly becomes more and more isolated, unaccustomed to the strange workplace culture and the high cost of living in Japan. Broke and desperate, she decides to make some money working in a club, entertaining Japanese businessmen, but this only takes her further from her ambitions. Director Threes Anna – who won acclaim with her previous feature The Bird Can’t Fly – draws inspiration from Lost in Translation, and Laurence Roothooft gives a warm and affectionate performance as an awkward but determined young woman trying not to drown.
Screenings at San Sebastian Film Festival