MSBCA Calgary is proud to be a community partner of the Calgary International Film Festival
We have 24 free tickets for:
- RAMEN SHOP directed by Eric Khoo (Singapore)
- WE, THE DEAD (AQÉRAT) directed by Edmund Yeo (Malaysia)
Please contact Emily at email@example.com to reserve free tickets ASAP
You can also receive $2-off for any other CIFF film, discount code “MSBCA2018”
Masato works with his father Kazuo and uncle Akio in their family ramen shop. Kazuo isn’t very warm to Masato, a behaviour that Akio attributes to the death of Masato’s mother. After Kazuo passes away suddenly, Masato goes through his father’s belongings and discovers his mother’s journal. That journal makes him go to Singapore to discover his roots and uncover the secrets of the Singaporean dish Bak kut teh (Pork rib soup) that made his father fall for his mother. In the tradition of TAMPOPO and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN, RAMEN SHOP is a mouth-watering film that scrumptiously shows that in different cultures, food is more than just sustenance.
Wednesday, September 26 – 5:20pm @ Eau Claire 4
Saturday, September 29 – 7:00pm @ Eau Claire 6
WE, THE DEAD
Hui Ling (Daphne Low) is working odd jobs to save enough money to leave Malaysia and get a fresh start. In order to earn some quick money, she accepts a job that involves trafficking Rohingya refugees who land up on Malaysian shores. However, she is not prepared for the treacherous nature of the task and finds herself drawn into a darker world. Edmund Yeo’s timely film AQERAT depicts a lesser known story about the dangers that some of the Rohingya faced when they migrated to Malaysia. The film, whose title means “afterlife” in Rohingya, deservedly won the Best Director and Tokyo Gemstone Awards (for actress Daphne Low) at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Thursday, September 27 – 7:40pm @ Eau Claire 1
Saturday, September 29 – 2:40pm @ Eau Claire 2