Freep Film Festival: Ramen Heads

Take a journey with Japan's top ramen masters and their legions of devoted fans. Osamu Tomita, Japan's reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita's story, five other notable ramen shops are profiled, each with its own philosophy and flavor. Mixing in a brief rundown of ramen's historical roots, the film gives viewers an in-depth look at the culture surrounding this unique and beguiling dish. Michigan premiere. Part of Freep Film Festival’s Food on Film series.

2017. 1 hour, 33 minutes. Primarily in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Koki Shigeno. Unrated; nothing objectionable.

 

The fifth annual Freep Film Festival arrives April 11-15 at a variety of venues centered in greater downtown Detroit. Full schedule, links to buy tickets and more at freepfilmfestival.com.