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Germany, Poland201984 minPolish, Vietnamese with English subtitlesDrama, Family, Family-friendly, Women Filmmakers
What does a hot bowl of lovingly prepared soup remind you of? The taste of home? The warm embrace of a loved one? For Long, a widower and cook at a Vietnamese restaurant in Warsaw, his famous pho is his pride, and his grade-school daughter Mia is his joy. But their world changes when the restaurant is sold, forcing Long to learn to make sushi. Meanwhile, Mia is frustrated by her father's caring but old-fashioned ways, while fearing he is moving on from the memory of her late mother.
Japan-born, Polish-educated director Mariko Bobrik’s first feature tells a tender and bittersweet look at an intergenerational immigrant family with a confidently light touch from (perhaps) an unexpected Eastern European source. While Poland is their home, Long and Mia both must navigate what the idea of home means for them when dealing with change, while finding a better understanding of each other.
– Aram Siu Wai Collier
Thang Long Do
San Sebastián Film Festival, 2019
Osaka Asian Film Festival, 2020
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, 2020
Mariko Bobrik was born in Japan in 1983. She graduated from the directing course of the Lodz Film School. She participated in Cinéfondation: Résidence du Festival de Cannes and Berlinale Talents. The Taste of Pho is her first feature. She currently lives in Warsaw.
12 Nov, 2020 10:00 am
to 19 Nov, 2020 11:59 pm
CW: Racial slurs
ASL interpretation will be made available thanks to Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Services. Ticket holders can watch on the CineSend Reel Asian portal.
November 15, 2020 at 4PM
Catch Howie Tsui's GIF Roulette this year at the festival, featuring a grid of GIFs in a digital installation, and an artist talk.
1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm
This panel considers how digital tools have been mobilized through varying methods to adapt, respond and address changing socio-cultural contexts, and engage with communities. This event is part of the Reel Ideas Symposium.
17 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cambodian-born Sokly “Don Bonus” Ny takes a Hi8 camcorder into his final year of high school in the San Francisco Bay Area, documenting intersecting events happening at school, at home, and amongst friends and family.
12 Nov. 10:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm