FIlm - Wed 20 September 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Start → 20:30
End → 23:00

Spaghetti Ramen (スパゲッテイらーめん)
By OZAWA Kikuno
2018, Japan, 98 min, Japanese with English subtitles

After a brief hiatus, WORM is excited to once again host CAMERA JAPAN’s kick off, presenting an extraordinary screening of a film that remains unseen by all but a select few…

Five years following the director’s passing, the family of OZAWA Kikuno has connected with CAMERA JAPAN to offer an exclusive presentation of a unique, low-budget avant-garde live-action/animation hybrid gem of a film.

"Spaghetti Ramen" is a paranoid fever dream, following a struggling and sexually frustrated restaurateur/author who becomes consumed by desire for his neighbor. Simultaneously, his young daughter’s imagination takes flight, weaving daydreams featuring a godlike praying mantis, turtles conversing in French, and meandering eyeballs. These surreal visions impart a crucial message: the universe’s salvation rests solely in her hands.