The Wandering Chef by Park Hye-ryoung will open the 6th Seoul International Food Film Festival which will take place online from October 6th – 11th (2020) in Seoul, South Korea. *Films only available on NAVER SERIES in Korea*
About the festival:
Seoul International Food Film Festival (SIFFF) is the first film festival in Korea to an event to present outstanding, thought-provoking food films and celebrate diversity of food and lifestyle from different cultures. The festival also aims to provide time for relaxing and healing, not to mention, to raise public awareness on sustainable and healthy eating.
This year the festival will start with the screening of The Wandering Chef, a documentary directed by Park Hye-ryoung on October 6th at the ARTNINE on 19:00 pm. The rest of the films are available exclusively on NAVER SERIES, (https://serieson.naver.com/) for people located in Korea.
Celebrity chef Jiho Lim, better known as the “Wandering Chef”, travels from one end of the Korean peninsula to the other, in search of natural ingredients with medicinal properties. He journeys through different landscapes, meeting diverse people, and feeding a multitude of communities. All of his sources come from Mother Nature itself, who was his nurturer due to his unusual upbringing. He grew up sleeping on her soil using leaves as his blanket and eating herbs for survival. But the pain of having had no one to call ‘Mother’ was a trauma he carried for years. Until one day, he meets someone very special on the road that leads to the most important cooking of his lifetime.
About the director:
For the past 20 years, Hye-Ryoung has made more than 40 documentaries for South Korea’s major broadcasters, KBS, MBC, and SBS. Her forte is in human- interest documentaries as she takes on an anthropological approach to the people she encounters within their social and cultural context. Her depth of storytelling is seen in the way that she continues to document over many years, the stories of people embedded in their traditional way of life in a modernizing world. Alongside documentaries, she is also an executive producer for food related entertainment programs, and finds interest in developing content for new program formats. A believer in the multi-use of one source, she combines her creativity with her business skills. She founded her production company Media Hayanso in 2009.
For more information about the programme please visit the official website of the festival here: http://www.sifff.kr