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Doctoral Students’ Discussion Film Club

Doctoral Students’ Discussion Film Club

The Culture Commission of the Association of Doctoral Students of the Jagiellonian University would like to invite you to our first Doctoral Students’ Discussion Film Club this academic year.

 We will meet on Thursday November 19 at 7:00 PM and watch the film Ramen Teh, after which there will be a discussion on MS Teams. Because of the pandemic, viewing the film and the later discussion will take place online. We ask all who are interested in participating to send an email to filip.mazurczak@doctoral.uj.edu.pl at the latest an hour before the start of the event (however, the sooner you do so, the better). Please register on the E-Kino Pod Baranami platform (https://www.e-kinopodbaranami.pl), where you will be given access to the film.

Masato is a young cook whose specialty is making ramen. After the sudden death of his distant father, he packs his bags and moves from Takasaki, Japan, to Singapore, where he hopes to discover the secret of his parents’ relationship. The protagonist carries with him a red notebook full of reflections and old photographs, which his Singaporean mother, who died when Masato was just nine years old, left him.

In Singapore, Masato meets Miki, a Japanese blogger and single mother who helps him to find his mother’s brother, the owner of the Bak Kut Teh restaurant. In the meantime, Masato discovers that his grandmother is still alive and has the key to his parents’ romantic yet tempestuous love story. Masato and his grandmother try to heal their confused souls in the kitchen, where the meals they prepare together are something more than just putting ingredients together.

Katarzyna Kurowska is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the Department of the Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of Polish Studies. In her dissertation, she analyzes food films, which brings together her interests in cinema, the anthropology of eating and the senses, as well as gastrophysics. Furthermore, she deals with board games, which were the subject of two of her theses and most of the articles she has published in journals and monographs. She is also interested in contemporary reinterpretations of the phenomena of the Polish People’s Republic, female comics, and contemporary literature. She also writes for Fabularia and Projektor.