Come Back Anytime: access CINEMA releasing ramen documentary in Irish cinemas

access>CINEMA is pleased to announce the Irish cinema release of the charming and award-winning documentary Come Back Anytime from August 25th.

Come Back Anytime focuses on the self-taught ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko. They have run Bizentei – a tiny Tokyo ramen joint – for decades. On the weekends, they venture out into the countryside where they harvest natural ingredients for their ramen and homely side dishes. After forty years in business, Bizentei has its own little community of regulars, and many of them have funny or moving stories to share about their personal connections with Masamoto’s ramen.

Foodies and ramen fans will find plenty to whet their appetites in this crowd-pleasing documentary about the effort that goes into every bowl of Masamoto’s delicious shoyu (soy sauce) ramen. It’s a tribute to the craft involved in creating the perfect bowl of noodles, but also a celebration of how the humblest of dishes can bring people together.

The film has been an audience favourite at international screenings and festivals. It had its Irish premiere at the Cork International Film Festival in November 2022. A number of screenings were also held around the country as part of this year’s Japanese Film Festival Ireland, where the film won both the Audience Award and the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Live Action Film.

Come Back Anytime screens at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin from August 25th, with further screenings across the access>CINEMA network to be announced in the coming weeks and months.