Directed by Mariko Bobrik, drama/comedy, 82 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Mariko Bobrik
With Lena Nguyen, Thang Long Do, Aleksandra Domańska, Bogusława Pawelec
A Warsaw-based Vietnamese chef and single father (Long Thang Long Do) struggles to adapt to the European culture that his ten-year-old daughter (Lena Nguyen) has already embraced as her own. Mariko Bobrik, a debuting Japanese-born director and long-time resident of Poland, tells an inspiring, true-to-life story of a father-daughter relationship. It is an adorable, insightful tale on love and misunderstanding, featuring food at it's very centre, which brings in such themes as globalization, tradition and cultural integrity. Taste of Pho recently had its world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival as part of the Culinary Zinema section that combines cinema and gastronomy.