A family tragedy brings professional Chinese chef Cheng and his young son to a remote village in Finland. Cooking at a local café Cheng soon finds a home in the most unlikely of places.
Following the death of his wife, professional Chinese chef and restaurant owner Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village 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.
Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon welcomed into the isolated community. However the life him and his son have built soon comes under threat when his tourist visa runs out, resulting in the town looking for ways to help him stay.
Cast & Team
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Writers: Hannu Oravisto
Stars: Pak Hon Chu, Lucas Hsuan, Vesa-Matti Loiri
Southern Ports helps us welcome you back
We are thrilled to welcome you back to BREC with this mini Festival thanks to the commitment of Southern Ports. Their generous support has allowed us to program five consecutive Sundays of fantastic films from around the globe and to seek out five local musicians to delight you in the Skybar between screenings. We look forward to talking all things film with you at BREC soon!
Please be advised all tickets must be pre-purchased online for this event. Limited tickets may be available at the door. Existing Cinesaver tickets are valid for Winter Sundays but no further Cinesaver booklets are on sale.
How to Redeem Your Cinesaver Booklets
To redeem your existing Cinesaver tickets for any Winter Sundays film you must call our Box Office in advance to secure your seats. Contact Box Office Monday – Friday, 10am until 4pm 1300 661 272.
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Our community’s safety comes first. So we have moved to online bookings and contactless payments at the bar, have increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.
If you are feeling unwell please do not attend and contact our Box Office team to discuss your options. Read more about our current safety measures in our Venue Guide.
“If it’s a life-affirming watch from the other side of the world you’re needing, then Master Cheng might be just the ticket”
Kick-back and relax in true Sunday style and listen to a live local musician in the Skybar immediately after the 11am film screening.
They’re back! Pre-order your delicious cheese and biscuit boxes when you purchase your tickets online.
The team at BREC are here to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible. Find out more