Asian Movie Night: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

Asian Movie Night: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice

Yasujiro Ozu - Japan - 1952 - 115 minuten - taal: Japan - ondertiteling: English subs

In this month’s collaboration between Focus and Asian Movie Night we’re presenting a film out of Yasujiro Ozu’s oeuvre that rarely gets the credit it deserves. Join us for this classic tale out of Japan’s Post War era on May 18th at 19:00, in a gorgeous 4K restoration. Japanese artist *Miyuki Okuyama has prepared an onscreen aftertalk.

One of the more nuanced works found in his filmography, The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) is a film about Taeko and Mokichi, a married couple who have begun questioning whether their differences, both of personality and class upbringing, are perhaps overshadowing the feelings that got them together in the first place. A visit of Taeko’s nice Setsuko ends up bringing their conflict to the surface.


19:00 Short introduction
19:10 Film screening
21:00 Aftertalk
21:40 End of Event


€9,50 (Korting €7,50, Student €7,-)
Cineville card: free


Miyuki Okuyama is originally from northeast Japan and now working in the Netherlands. She works on documentary & art photography and designs her own photo-books. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including Salon der Künstler (Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany, 2022), Singapore International Photo Festival (2020-2021), Museum Arnhem (The Netherlands, 2020), “Reimagining War” (Tokyo, Kyoto, 2020) and Cortona On The Move (Photo Festival in Italy, 2017). She won Fotografia Europea Book Award (Italy, 2022), Swiss Photo Three Award (2019, Lugano) and Cortona on the Move Dummy Award (2016). Her documentary works were the 2nd winner of Best Portfolio Breda Photo Festival (2018) and shortlisted for “Unyielding Gaze: Journalistic Portraits” (Kuala Lumpur, 2019) etc. Okuyama also contributed her photos with own texts to The Akahata, a Japanese newspaper (2021) and Yahoo! Japan News (2020).


This movie is shown as a part of Asian Movie Night: a community cultural project in which selected Asian films are being screened to a public on a regular basis with curated themes and after-movie sessions to open up discussions. The project aims to introduce a more diverse view of Asian culture in a comfortable environment and accessible format to a broader audience. It tries to create a physical as well as online community with various cultural backgrounds who are interested in learning about different cultures, hence promoting cross-cultural communication and understanding.