The Birth of Saké

Asia Premiere | 94 mins | Saké, Japan Culture | PG13

SYNOPSIS

In a world of heavy automation and mass-production, a small group of artisans brave unusual working conditions in northern Japan to preserve a 2000-year-old tradition. The Birth of Saké is a cinematic documentary showing what it really takes to make world-class saké.

Screened together with short film, Reunion by Lincoln Chia.

INFORMATION
  • Director Erik Shirai
  • Runtime 94 mins
  • Language Japanese (Eng Subs)
  • Subject Saké, Japan Culture
  • Rating PG13
REVIEWS

"A richly immersive documentary..."

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Variety

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"A Brew Made With Pride and Lots of Patience"

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The New York Times

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"Inside the gruelling and poetic world of saké brewing"

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Huffington Post

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"One of the last few places to make saké by hand rather than by machine"

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Film Journal

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2016