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L8 Laffs: TAMPOPO (15) - Matinee Screening

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Squash

112-114 Windsor Street

Liverpool

L8 8EQ

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L8 Laffs is a mini-season of comedies across L8 at three community venues.

We head to Squash, a community cafe and food shop, for our final screening - a riotous and raunchy Japanese comedy about a cook determined to make the best ramen in the city.

Dir: Juzo Itami / 1985 / Japan / Cast: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kōji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe / 114 mins / Cert: 15 - Contains: strong sex, violence (see BBFC website for more guidance notes)

How far would you go for the perfect ramen? Tampopo is a brilliant underdog story of a roadside ramen shop vying to create the best ramen around. It’s a tasty combination of the tropes of the classic Western made hilarious by transposing them to Japan’s meticulous culinary scene. The titular Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) is guided in her quest by scrappy truck drivers Gun (Ken Watanabe) and Gorō (Tsutomu Yamazaki). In wicked parodies of film genres, they run her through a rigorous training process, steal secrets of broth-making and challenge other ramen-makers in Spaghetti Western (noodle Western?) style stand-offs.

The main quest for culinary perfection is intersected with brilliant standalone stories about different types of gourmand. From the couple who bring the kitchen into the bedroom, to the salaryman with an uncanny knowledge of French cuisine, to a cautionary tale about squeezing fruit, these vignettes add rich flavours to the delicious broth of Tampopo.

Sweet, peppered with hilarious moments and 100% guaranteed to have you desperate for a bowl of noodles, Tampopo is a nourishing watch that ignites every sense.

MATINEE SCREENING: Join us at Squash from 12noon, film starts at 12.45pm and ends 2.45pm.

Tickets range from Free - £3 - £5 depending on how much you can afford. Please consider carefully what you are able to afford so that the most number of people can see this amazing film.

With special event extras to be announced.

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Squash is a community food hub with cafe, shop and training space. The venue and screen is fully accessible with disabled toilets on the ground floor.


This screening/programme is part of Comedy Genius - a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. With the support of the Independent Cinema Office. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk. #bficomedy

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