The Wandering Chef

Margaret Mead Film Festival

Sunday, October 20, 2019,  5 pm | Program F30

American Museum of Natural History
(Enter at 77th Street)

Director: Hye-Ryoung Park

Producer: Min Jung Huh
2018 | 84 min | South Korea 
US Premiere | Filmmaker in Attendance


Jiho Im is a world-class chef who wanders the mountainous Korean peninsula on foot for unorthodox ingredients—acorns, weeds, and moss. Along his way, he cooks meals and develops deep relationships with the elders he meets. When one of his closest friends dies, he faces the challenge of his lifetime: cooking a 108-course feast in her honor for her family.

Co-presented with the American Museum of Natural History as a part of the Margaret Mead Film Festival


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