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Luminate Film Festival: Sweet Bean (PG)

Friday 13 October, 2:30pm
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Japanese with English subtitles

In Naomi Kawase’s graceful tale adapted from the novel by Durian Sukegawa, introverted loner Sentaro runs a tiny “dorayaki” (pancakes filled with “an,” a sweet red bean paste) stand in the suburbs of Tokyo. When 76-year-old Tokue (veteran actress Kirin Kiki), persistently asks Sentaro to work in the shop’s kitchen, he reluctantly accepts. Thanks to Tokue’s sweet bean recipe, the little business soon flourishes, and with time, Sentaro and Tokue open their hearts to reveal old wounds and painful secrets.

Director: Naomi Kawase; Country: Japan; Year: 2015; Duration: 1h 53m

 

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