JFTFP24: The Zen Diary

BBFC RatingJFTFP24: The Zen Diary

Showing: 03 March 2024

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Sun 3 Mar 2024

CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Nakae Yuji
Running Time1HR 51MINS
Extra InfoEnglish Subtitles, Recommended PG
SeasonThe Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

Based on MIZUKAMI Tsutomu’s book, The Zen Diary presents a full array of zen cuisine recipes and beautiful scenery with a story that explores the pleasures of a simple and slow life.

The film follows Tsutomu, a man who lives alone in the mountains, writing essays, cooking food with vegetables he grows and mushrooms he picks in the hills. His routine is happily disturbed when Machiko, his editor/love interest, occasionally visits to pester him for his next manuscript. She loves to eat, and he loves to cook for her. Tsutomu seems content with his daily life.

However, a close brush with death forces him to decide on what he values most in life and what he must choose going forward.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024: Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema, is organised by the Japan Foundation, with Major Support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, Athletia, Clearspring and Pentel.jftfp24logos.jpg