Final Recipe: San Sebastian Review by Clarence Tsui

Final Recipe ReviewSix years after her New York-based cross-cultural marital drama Never Forever, Korean director Gina Kim returns to Asia with a food and family film about a high school student’s discovery of his abilities and cultural roots.

Humility, harmony and a lot of heart: the three things that Final Recipe‘s protagonists discovered to be essential to a good dish are also what shape the film itself. Steering clear of the boisterous aesthetics of many a past masterchef-contest films – Stephen Chow‘s God of Cookery, say, or Jeon Yun-su‘s manga adaptation Le Grand Chef – Korean director Gina Kim has delivered a mild, comforting oeuvre which channels a reaffirmation of cultural roots and traditional bonds within a crust of a family-reunited melodrama.

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