Come Back Anytime

81 minutes | 2021 | Japan | Documentary
Japanese | sub. English | 13+



XXI 4 | THU 1 DEC | 12:30

XXI 5 | FRI 2 DEC | 13:00

Indonesia Premiere


Self-taught ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than forty years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place of community. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots, and wild mountain yams. Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever, and that the master must retire someday, everyone resolves to make the best of what time remains and to truly appreciate this special place, this uniquely delicious, soul-nourishing food, and this special community of friends, before it is gone forever.


John Daschbach


Production Company

JD Media Co., Ltd.



Melbourne International Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021

Official Selection

DOC NYC 2021

Profil Sutradara

John Daschbach

John Daschbach

John Daschbach is a Tokyo-based American filmmaker who fell in love with film at the Dartmouth College Film Society while growing up in Hanover, NH. After studying literature in college, he dove into film editing while studying with legendary editor, Ralph Rosenblum at Columbia University. After embracing the digital revolution of the late 90s, he’s been making independent films, and editing others’, ever since. COME BACK ANYTIME is his second feature, first documentary, and first cinematography effort.