Taiwan China, Japan, 2018, 96 min.
Scriptwriters: Jay Chern, Mami Sunada
In Japanese the term “omotenashi” describes the virtue of traditional hospitality. The Mingyueguan is an old hotel in the suburbs of Kyoto, struggling for survival. It is bought by a construction company in Taipei, owned by Charles, who sends his son Jacky to Kyoto to supervise the renovation. But the boy has other things on his mind: to win back his girlfriend he turns the hotel into a wedding venue – but he first has to learn “omotenashi” from a learned Kimura sensei.
Born in Taiwan, and raised in Texas, Jay Chern graduated in film from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2007 he returned to Taipei and studied directing at Taipei National University of the Arts. In 2011–2012 he made his graduation film “Thief”, which won numerous awards.