Films We Like is proud to announce a new collaboration with Janus Films, bringing two old and new masterpieces from around the world to screens across Canada: Kirsten Johnson’s stunning cinematographic autobiography “Cameraperson” and Juzo Itami’s 1985 raucous food comedy “Tampopo.”

CAMERAPERSON: A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into “Cameraperson,” a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image-makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, “Cameraperson” is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

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TAMPOPO: Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to theatres for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, “Tampopo” serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, “Tampopo” remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.

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About Films We Like:

Founded by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann, Films We Like is a boutique distribution company of international, documentary and independent films in Canada. Recent releases include the Golden Bear winning film Fire At Sea, Tower, Cemetery of Splendour among others.

Media contact - Mallory Andrews