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2,848 Ratings

SWEET BEAN

An

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Directed by Naomi Kawase
Japan, France, 2015
Drama
      Japanese
      English, German

Synopsis

Grumpy Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki, pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen, he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business flourishes.

Our take

From director Naomi Kawase comes this small but heartfelt feel-good movie, an affecting tale of friendship that deplores us to remember the simple pleasures in life. Gentle and absorbing throughout, the film features a beautifully controlled performance by the late Japanese actor Kirin Kiki.

Synopsis

Grumpy Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki, pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen, he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business flourishes.

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Sweet BeanDirected byNaomi Kawase
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2015
São Paulo International Film Festival
2015 | Winner: Best Foreign Feature Film (Audience Award)

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