Hye-Ryoung  Park
Hye-Ryoung Park

The Wandering Chef

Celebrity chef Jiho Im, better known as the “Wandering Chef” travels from one end of the Korean peninsula to the other, in search of natural ingredients with medicinal properties. He journeys through diff erent landscapes, meeting diverse people, and feeding a multitude of communities. All of his sources come from mother nature itself, who was his nurturer due to his unusual upbringing. He grew up sleeping on her soil using leaves as his blanket and eating herbs for survival. But the pain of having had no one to call ‘Mother’ was a trauma he carried for years. Until one day, he meets someone very special on the road that leads to the most important cooking of his lifetime – 108 plates.

Screened at the following festivals:

  • Hot Docs Film Festival (Canada) - world premiere
  • Sydney Film Festival (Australia)
  • San Sebastian Film Festival (Spain)
  • DMZ Docs (Korea)
  • Warsaw Film Festival (Poland)
  • Minsk Listapad Film Festival (Belarus)
  • 35th Haifa Film Festival (Israel)
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival (U.S.A.)
  • Films from the South Festival (Norway)
  • Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (China)
Team Partner
Jin Jeon, producer
Korea, South
Training Programme
Crossing Borders 2016