Master Cheng

2019 Finland

Screening: 22nd April 2024, 114 minutes

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Chef Cheng travels to a remote Finnish village with his son to find an old friend. While at Sirkka’s café, he offers to help cook in return for help in his search. Cheng soon discovers unexpected friendship and more. A feel good “foodie” film with dreamy Lapland Landscapes.

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Fantastic movie, great sound and projection, cushions helped somewhat, well stocked bar.
5
Very gentle film and beautiful photography.
5
Simple story, well filmed, well acted, with a feel good ambience - great entertainment.
5
Very good film, enjoyed it, hope to have more films like this.
5
Such a beautiful setting, great story and good to have a happy ending! More like this please.
5
A beautiful film but spoiled by the preamble before. Do you think we cannot work this out for ourselves. It was much too long!
5
Very heartwarming, great to have a happy ending.
5
A lovely film.
5
A delightful film, warm, interesting and funny. An enjoyable way to spend an evening.
5
Beautiful cinematography and love the story developing around love and food.
5
A charming, heartwarming and gently humorous film - and sad too at times. There is a great deal of wisdom in Chinese cuisine! The cultural differences were interesting - but ultimately there was more that united these two cultures than separated them.
5
A film that gives hope, we need more like this.
5
Just lovely, very beautiful, gentle and happy.
5
A lovely gentle slow paced film, a joy!
5
Feel good, people you cared about, happy ending - whats not to like?
5
Isn't Finland empty! Gentle - heartwarming.
5
Yvonne's brilliant introduction told us that food in China has a direct benefit on health. So it is all back to Yvonne's for noodles and dumplings.
5
Feel good and logic with food. A good balance in life and love.
5
Beautiful film, beautiful scenery, how nice to go home with a 'feel good' feeling.
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A lovely movie you chose for tonight, I wish lots of success.
5
Wonderful, only cried 5 times.
5
Best film so far, what a great love story!!
5
Delightful.
5
Excellent feel good film.
5
Lovely happy film.
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Beautiful story.
5
Good scenery, interesting social setup, a lovely gentle film.
5
Nice story, well thought out. More of the same please.
5
Lovely heartwarming movie, right off to a Chinese Takeaway.
5
Great! One of the best so far.
5
Superb scenery and a gentle but absorbing story. Wish he'd cook for me!
5
Best feel good film in the year so far. It shows how humans can get along when we let our guard down and open minds and hearts to one another. Lovely film, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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4
Lovely and gentle and beautiful scenery.
4
Good enough to eat, great photography.
4
Feel good!
4
A good finish.
4
A timely reminder that different cultures can co-exist extremely well. A lovely gentle film and it made me feel hungry. Excellent introduction provided great context.
4
Excellent acting, different story.
4
Lovely feel good film, (cold hall).
4
Beautifully acted and directed, by all now need some good Chinese food.
4
Very satisfying film, a happy ending at last, very informative introduction which enhanced my understanding of the film. Thank you.
4
Really heartwarming with a happy ending film. Very tasty in many ways.
4
A gentle story with a good ending.
4
Charming, lovely film nice antidote for the week.
4
'Good food make happy' - Good film make happy! Just what the doctor ordered.
4
Nice film.
4
Bit slow.
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A most unusual film much enjoyed.
4
Uplifting film - very good.
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4
Nice gentle film. Their English got better very quickly.
4
Nice film with a predictable outcome!
4
I enjoyed it, made me want to visit Finland. I liked how the two main characters grew closer as the film progressed.
4
A thoroughly enjoyable, gentle and compassionate story. Lovely film.
3
Predictable, perhaps a little less Yvonne - spoiler alert not that it made any difference. I'm hungry now!!
3
Ok, no one is denying that food can help and harm your wellbeing, but the world's ills solved by a place that gave us Bat Surprise (allegedly) and COVID? Ephemeral.
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Found this a bit thin to be honest, story needed some Fattening up!
3
A gentle story reflecting a gentle physical landscape and pace of life in rural Finland which was a delight to experience. All in all though, the film was sadly more bland that the food that Cheng served up. Yvonne's excellent intro gave an interesting insight into Chinese culture and cuisine.
2
Boring! Wooden acting. Pre film talk more or less told you all that was going to happen.

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