Hot Docs Preview: The Wandering Chef [Hye-Ryeong Park, 2018]


The Wandering Chef is a slow moving yet moving documentary that explores a famous chef and a friend he happens to have met while wandering the countryside.

Yim Gi-Ho is a famous Korean chef who focuses on making something out of nothing. Throughout the film, you will find him picking ragged weeds and plants from a practically barren countryside and making seemingly Michelin star quality food out of it. However, this film is more than that, as it explores a relationship that Yim develops with an elderly lady that was built on the foundation of a communal meal.

The film looks at what food means to people and the bonds that can be derived from it. Foodies will love watching the chef forage and ultimately make tasty meals out of seemingly nothing but the core of the film explores the relationships of people through food.

Wed, May 1 | 6:30 PM Hart House Theatre
Thu, May 2 | 3:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre 3
Fri, May 3 | 9:30 PM Isabel Bader Theatre

Find out more about the film here

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