Sweet Bean (2015) (HNR)
Release Date: October 23, 2018.
"A meditation on solitary lives lived at the margins of society, on old age, and on the urgency of telling our stories, which may sometimes include recipes." The Wall Street Journal.
Sweet Bean is about a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When 76-year-old Tokue (Ki-rin Kiki) responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue's new recipe, Sentaro's business begins to flourish... (C) Kino Lorber, 2015, Japan/France/Germany.
Directed by Naomi Kuwase.
Genre/Subject: Drama, Food/Cooking, International.
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