In the near future, when all labor works are replaced by humanoids, a Chinese chef, Pu (60s) is ordered to pass on his cooking skill to a humanoid robot William and to teach him Chinese cooking. Designed to satisfy his owner, William tries to follow Pu’s every instruction, but his robotic demand for precision and perfection is essentially contradictory to Chinese cooking. At the same time, the protests against AI replacing the human labor are more and more intense. Qiang, Pu’s apprentice is also one of the protestors. Since Qiang disappoints Pu time and time again in cooking, Pu starts to get closer with William, which pushes him to the opposite of human beings. Pu becomes at a loss in this dilemma.
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David Lynch (Directing '70, TWIN PEAKS, BLUE VELVET), Patty Jenkins (Directing '90, WONDER WOMAN, MONSTER),
Darren Aronofsky (Directing '92, BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER), Terrence Malick (Directing '69, THE TREE OF LIFE, THE THIN RED LINE)
Steve Golin (Producing '81, SPOTLIGHT, THE REVENANT), Pieter Jan Brugge (Producing '79, HEAT, THE INSIDER)
Brad Falchuk (Screenwriting '94, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, GLEE), Susannah Grant (Screenwriting '91, ERIN BROCKOVICH, THE SOLOIST)
Janusz Kaminski (Cinematography '87, SCHINDLER'S LIST, BRIDGE OF SPIES),
Robert Richardson (Cinematography '79, HUGO, THE HATEFUL EIGHT), Wally Pfister (Cinematography '88, BATMAN BEGINS, INCEPTION, MEMENTO)
Sharon Seymour (Production Design '84, ARGO, THE TOWN, BAD SANTA), Andrew Max Cahn(Production Design '92, THE HUNGER GAMES, THE HANGOVER), Christopher Gay (Editing '06, 12 MONKEYS, MAD MEN), Affonso Goncalves (Editing '93, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, CAROL)